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Don't bend rules for planned Flanders store

The Flowers house sits on a paltry 0.71 acres. Most residential homes in East Lyme sit on substantially more land than this project, with just one house and minimal traffic entering the road. This seems like a small lot if the zoning rules are to be followed for rear and side lot setbacks for the proposed development, and for a landscape buffer. Will this project need a variance? Will zoning bend the rules for this developer? I hope not.

The previous business did not have much traffic entering the road near the schools. They did not need a variance. While new businesses are welcome in East Lyme, we do not need to bend the rules to get them.

Nancy Kalal

East Lyme



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