BREAKING NEWS: County council rejects controversial Lingo-Townsend commercial project near Lewes

Sussex County Council members on Tuesday, Jan. 19, rejected a proposed 320,000-square-foot commercial project near Lewes, adjacent to Cape Henlopen High School, on a 3-2 vote, citing concerns about traffic, lot coverage in an environmentally sensitive area and the project's size - larger than existing commercial projects in the area.

Council Members Joan Deaver, George Cole and Michael Vincent voted their opposition to the controversial project - which has stirred considerable public opposition, including from Lewes officials - while Councilman Sam Wilson and Council President Vance Phillips voted in favor of the commercial rezoning.

Pick up the Jan. 22 issue of the Coastal Point for more on this story.