Dorset Protects Ridgelines from Development

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(Host) Dorset voters continued their support Tuesday for a subdivision regulation that protects Dorset’s ridgelines from development. It was the second time the community has approved the amendment to the town’s bylaws.

According to the Rutland Herald, the regulation requires that developers provide detailed site plans when they want to subdivide land. The developments will be screened for their effect on the scenic landscape. On the west side of Route 7, the provision affects all land above an elevation of 1,100 feet. On the east side of the road, land above 900 feet is included.

The bylaw’s critics argued that the new requirements were an example of government over-regulation.

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