YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - New regulations on development in Youngsville could be in place this spring, an effort to guide growth in the burgeoning community.
The Advocate reports the Youngsville City Council is scheduled at Thursday's meeting to introduce a new land-use plan that calls for buffer space and sometimes fences when new developments conflict with existing ones.
A final vote is expected in April on the plan, which has been under discussion for the past year.
The proposal comes as other communities throughout the parish have beefed up regulations to address the growing number of businesses and subdivisions sprouting up in once-quiet rural areas.
In Youngsville, where the population has grown from 1,195 to 8,105 over the past 20 years, there are few regulations on development.