Horry County Council sends plans for Indian Wells development back to planning commission

Horry County Council talks Indian Wells

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Dozens of people showed up in red shirts that read “Just stop” to Tuesday’s Horry County Council meeting to speak out against a proposed development that would add more than 500 new homes where the Indian Wells Golf Course currently sits.

Council voted to have the plans deferred back to the planning commission so the developer could come up with a different plan that would be more pleasing for the people who already live in the area.

The developer wanted to change the zoning in order to build the homes, but developers are allowed to add housing to the area, regardless of whether the current zoning changes.

Most council members weighed in on the proposed plans and agreed they were not ideal, thus the deferral back to the planning commission.

The people who showed up to speak out against the development plans were pleased with the outcome. Many of them shook District 5 Councilman Tyler Servant’s hand after the meeting.

“We were actually thrilled with what happened here tonight,” Kathy Jellison said. “We feel like we were listened to.”

Jellison organized a protest Monday against the plans before Tuesday’s meeting. She acknowledged there is more work to be done.

“We have a long way to go, but we’re very happy tonight,” she said.

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