RV park battle

Published 10:22 am Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Residents present 599 signatures against; Council requests meeting

CAMPOBELLO—A proposed RV park near Campobello and Landrum went before Spartanburg County Council last week. 

A group of residents has come together to oppose the park, with 5 speakers during last week’s county council meeting. The group presented a petition against the development with 599 signatures at the time. 

  1. Tree Farms is proposing an RV park with 50 parking spaces on 38 acres off Landrum Mill Rd., which is off Interstate 26. 

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“We never dreamed that anyone would ever want to develop something so incompatible with the surrounding land uses,” local farm owner Judie Klapholz told television stations after the meeting. 

The surrounding neighborhoods are mostly horse farms, but the land for the proposed RV park is not part of any association with restrictions and conservation easements. 

The surrounding land includes horse trails. 

County councilman Bob Walker, who represents the Landrum District of Spartanburg County, said his biggest concern is that the area was never designed for a situation such as an RV park. He is the one who suggested county council have a meeting with the developer, local homeowners and council to discuss the situation. 

That meeting has not yet been set. 

Walker also said the people he represents in District 5 are his number one concern but if there’s a developer who wants to come in and buy a piece of property he has rights too. 

The neighbors still have an active petition against the development. Some of their concerns are safety, sanitation and traffic concerns, particularly because of the size of the roads to get to the property.