EAST FLAT ROCK, N.C. (WLOS) — Plans for an asphalt plant near East Flat Rock has some Henderson County residents worried. A meeting Monday to hear more about the plant did not ease all the fears.
County officials held a neighborhood comparability meeting remotely because of social distancing guidelines.
If a rezoning request is approved, the SE Asphalt drum plant would be built on six acres off Spartanburg Highway.
Michelle Tennant Nicholson, of Friends of East Flat Rock, is worried about the impact on health and property values. She said the meeting did nothing to ease her concerns.
"When we asked about our property values, he said, 'I'm not a real estate professional.' When we asked about environmental impact, he said, 'We will meet the minimal county and state requirements," Nicholson said.
EAST FLAT ROCK COUPLE FEARS PROPOSED ASPHALT PLANT WILL IMPACT HEALTH, PROPERTY VALUES
Nicholson thinks the county's meeting should have been delayed until neighbors could attend in person.
Right now, the rezoning request is early in the process. County commissioners will eventually have the final say.