Neighbors oppose utilities for Belt Farm Residents fear density increase


Linton Springs Civic Association members are concerned that the number of homes in the Belt Farm development could increase if the county approves water and sewer lines to the subdivision, the association president said yesterday.

Barry Marsh, of the 5400 block of Huckleberry Lane, said neighbors of the development on the north side of Old Liberty Road east of Linton Road are worried that Belt Farm could change their quality of life.

Howard County developer Ronald Carter plans to build 99 homes on the 203-acre site.

Most of the site -- 142 acres -- is zoned conservation, which allows homes on three-acre lots; 61 acres is zoned R-40,000, which allows one-acre lots.

Residents fear the developer will ask to rezone the land to R-20,000, which would allow twice as many lots, Mr. Marsh said during a public hearing yesterday at the County Office Building.

Carroll commissioners are considering amending the county water and sewer master plan. They are taking comments on the amendments and will make a decision at a later date.

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