STANFORD - Road construction standards for Lincoln County subdivisions were amended and a 78-lot subdivision plan was approved Tuesday night by unanimous vote of the Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning Commission.
The commission approved an amendment to make its road requirements mirror the county's.
"We want to make ours consistent with the county's," said Chairman Robert Edwards. "We've got our regulations out of sync a little bit with the county's."
The amendment increases the required crushed stone base under subdivision roads from 4 to 6 inches to a solid 8 inches. The amendment also requires a 2-inch sub-base and 1-inch surface on roads, as opposed to the former 1.5-inch surface.
While many present agreed the amendment is necessary, they also recognized the increased cost to developers.
"You're adding about double to the cost of the road," said veteran builder Glenn Alford.
According to Edwards, the county road inspector will check and enforce the codes. His signature will be required on the final plat application.