LILLINGTON–Sandhills Environmental wants to convert a 370 acre sand mine in Harnett County to a landfill, and appealed to a judge Thursday to reverse a decision by county officials who rejected the project. According to WRAL, the company had planned for the waste management facility off NC Highway 24/27 near Cameron to accept nonhazardous household garbage. Construction was set to begin next year with the facility to open in 2014, but the Harnett County Board of Adjustment, in September, rejected the company’s application for a special use permit. Attorneys for Sandhills argued Thursday before Superior Court Judge William Pittman that the five member board considered factors in its decision that were beyond its authority, such as the impact on property values and public safety as standards.
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