Watauga County’s planning and inspection department has received a second application for a permit that would allow for the construction of an asphalt plant.
County officials have already received such an application for a plant in the Deep Gap area off of U.S. 421.
Prior to a public hearing for proposed amendments to a noise ordinance and ordinance to regulate high impact land uses in the town of Boone’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, which still hangs in limbo as a three-panel judge continues to weigh the matter, county planner Joe Furman informed county commissioners Tuesday evening that Radford Quarries has applied to construct a plant on Rainbow Trail.
Rumbles of disbelief rippled across the audience in attendance at the Watauga County Courthouse that had gathered to voice their opposition to the other plant that is planned for the Deep Gap community.
Furman noted that “several other permits” must be granted before that plant receives final approval.
“The building permit would be the last,” said Furman.