Spartanburg Board of Commissioners vote in favor of RV Park

Published 10:56 am Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Decision made after contentious meeting


SPARTANBURG–On Tuesday, the application for a controversial RV park was approved by Spartanburg County commissioners. 

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At its meeting on March 7, the Spartanburg Board of Commissioners discussed the proposal of T. Tree Farms RV Park, to be developed at 1970 Landrum Mill Rd, Campobello.


Many landowners and residents who live near the proposed development have opposed the RV park. Approximately 80 people were in attendance, many wearing “NO RV PARK” stickers, and ‘No RV Park’ fliers were handed out at the entrance.


The meeting was quite spirited and active, with multiple interruptions from those in attendance. 


“I know most of the folks are here to hear what we have to say about this RV park, and I would like to say that everyone on this board fairly represents everyone in this county,” said Commissioner Toby McCall. “We’ve heard the concerns, but we’re here to make a decision based on the ordinance.”


At one point, those in attendance voiced such animated disapproval that Landrum citizen Bob Walker, who opposes the park, stood and announced to his fellow constituents, “Let’s give [the board] the respect they’re due, we will solve this.”


Before the motion was carried, Russell Rock of Landrum, who opposes the development, was allowed to speak briefly.


Rock expressed his concern with the inadequacy of the septic plan, and shared traffic and road safety concerns. 


“All we want to do is provide [the board] with good information so you can make an informed decision,” Rock said. 


Despite the vocal opposition to the development of the RV park, the motion to approve was ultimately carried by majority, with just 2 of 8 commissioners voting against it. The motion was approved conditionally, based on the outcome of an inspection by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

T. Tree Farms RV Park will include 49 RV sites on 15.79 acres, with the entire parcel of land consisting of 38.6 acres total.