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Sussex County Defers Zoning Decison on 7-Eleven

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The Sussex County Council has put off a vote on plans to build a 7-11 on Route 24 and Angola Road for another two months.

KH Sussex LLC has applied for a conditional use permit that would allow the store to be built.

WBOC reports that the applicant Kirk Salvo believes that the store would be a good fit for the area.

But some neighbors have expressed concerns about the impact on traffic congestion and emergency access as well as the potential to affect the wetlands and a Tidewater well head.

The company has responded by saying they believe they have put in place enough safeguards so that the gas tanks would not contaminate the ground.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.