Bedford County supervisors approve new Forest housing development

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) A developer has approval to move forward with plans for a 170-lot housing community in Bedford County.

The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 Monday to allow Thomas Builders of Virginia to construct Country Club Meadows along U.S. 221, where the highway intersects with Gladden Circle.

Supervisors Andy Dooley and Bill Thomasson voted against the proposed development, which is slated to cover 188 acres from U.S. 221 to a point along Everett Road.

Country Club Meadows is the second major development proposed in the Forest area recently by Tom Bell, the owner of Thomas Builders of Virginia. In March an limited liability corporation associated with Bell, Jefferson Manor LLC, sought rezoning for a multifamily and apartment development that could total up to 418 units near Perrowville Road and U.S. 221.

During Monday night’s meeting, Forest-area supervisor John Sharp asked Bell to prioritize development of Country Club Meadows over construction of the Perrowville Road project, citing a desire to avoid further overcrowding in the Forest school district.

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