What to know as Sussex weighs changes to growth plan for Delmar area

What to know as Sussex weighs changes to growth plan for Delmar area
This land west of Delmar is in an area officials say was slated to be a developed area in the comprehensive plan. Somehow, that didn't make it into the plan, and now a change is proposed. Photo by Tony Russo

Update: Sussex County Council approved this plan change Tuesday.

It was supposed to be a simple process. Robert Horsey, a Laurel developer, wanted to plan a large-scale project for an unincorporated area south of Delmar. The original plan had fallen through during the financial crash of 2009, and Horsey petitioned for a change to the current comprehensive plan that would nearly double the area’s planned density.