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Planning Commish Turns Down Asphalt Plant Request

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The Oklahoma County Planning Commission denied a request from a contractor building part of the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike to put in a temporary asphalt plant along the route.

Haskell Lemon Construction sought to build a temporary asphalt plant at Wilshire and Peebly Road. There was a public hearing Thursday on the request for the special use permit in the area that is zoned for rural residential and agriculture, not industrial.

The company explained their plans and had answers about environmental concerns. Several neighbors addressed the planning commissioners who are volunteers and appointed.

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The Planning Commissioners denied the request for the special use permit. But the County Commission decide next on the issue; they will consider whether to accept the Planning Commissions recommendation for denial at an upcoming meeting expected in the next couple of weeks. The Commission denied a similar request by Dolese in 2018. 

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