After starting the effort in late 2018 and taking a long pause due to the pandemic, the County is now seeking public input on their draft plan — known as PLANWake.
“This is about the future of Wake County,” said Greg Ford, chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners. “ Public input is critical to the success of a comprehensive plan, and this is your opportunity provide feedback about the direction it takes.”
The county launched the PLANWake process in September 2018. It included three rounds of community surveys, which garnered more than 150,000 responses. Residents weighed in on a broad array of topics, including land use and development, parks and open space, housing and neighborhoods, transportation options, economic opportunity, public services and facilities, and others.
The draft plan is the result of that research and collaboration — and Wake County needs community input to make sure we got it right. How can you help?
When complete, the plan will include high-level policies that help guide decisions and actions addressing critical issues over the coming decades. Make sure your voice is heard. The survey will be open through the end of January 2021.
For additional information, visit planwake.org.
Wake County Government presented today, at an HBA Zoom meeting, permitting options that allow a more efficient permitting process for customers. The presentation highlighted resequencing the permit application process using a building envelope. The benefit of this process is that the wastewater permit can be applied for in advance of the final building permit application and enable the Wake County Environmental Services Department to begin the necessary site evaluation process as early in the builder’s timeline as possible. In addition, staff provided an overview of the different wastewater permitting options and provided clarification to the well permitting process.
Please see the links below for copies of the slides from the meeting as well as some customer guidance documents. Wake County Environmental Services staff wants you feedback on these options. They are working diligently to help you more easily and smoothly get all the necessary permits to build beautiful homes in Wake County.
Meeting on Sedimentation and Erosion Control Plan requirements with NCG01 Permit - Friday, August 23rd.
Due to continued confusion and frustration revolving around the new permitting process for local sedimentation and erosion control permits along with the state NCG01 permit, we have scheduled a meeting at the HBA with representatives from Wake County and the State.
The meeting will be on Friday, August 23rd at 9:30 a.m. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County office located at 5580 Centerview Drive, Raleigh.
The agenda is as follows:
Radon & Radionuclides
Dealing with Wake County's most common well water contaminants
Do you help private well users drink their water with confidence? Then you will want to attend this free training covering Radon and radionuclides in well water. These are the most chemical contaminants in Wake County wells, but most wells have not been tested for them, and fixing these problems can be complicated.
Over a day of training, we will cover:
Speakers include subject matter experts from the Rutgers University Eastern Regional Radon Training Center, N.C. Radiation Protection Section; N.C. Division of Public Health; and Wake County Groundwater staff.
Wake County recommends this training for:
· Home Inspectors
· Treatment installers
· Environmental health specialists
· Other real estate and environmental professionals who work with private well owners and users
Thursday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wake County Commons Building
Room 100 C
4011 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
Parking is freely available in a lot on site.
Lunch options are limited near the training site, so we recommend packing one.
Register and View the Full Agenda
Planning to attend this FREE training opportunity? Click the RSVP button to let us know, and click here to view a full agenda for the workshop.