January 24, 2022

Laura Antunez, The Island Packet

A permit has been issued for Bay Point Island. An environmental group is trying to stop it

A septic permit issued to Bay Point Island LLC, a developer planning to build a single-family home on fragile Bay Point Island, is being contested by an attorney representing a fishing association.

The Gullah Geechee Fishing Association says the state violated the Freedom of Information Act by not providing notice when the permit was filed, thus preventing it from filing an appeal on time.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Environmental Control, which authorized the permit, had no comment on the accusation and said it does not comment on pending litigation.

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