by Gigi Topp
Pittsboro, NC – We do have a countywide default zoning of R-1, as well as all the zoning under specific regulations. Plus, any business must apply for zoning approval, as I remember, because the use demanded a change of zoning. Under the category of New Zoning for Chatham, on this web page, there are listed in item #10 the regulations which apply in the whole county.
Items # 14 & 15 apply to businesses retroactively. Whether this is legal or not is another question, but it is certainly undesirable, as it means that all previous regs and assumptions are out the window and under control of the current board.