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UPDATE: MPC votes to approve Benton subdivsion under certain conditions

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A proposed subdivision in Benton, LA on Cypress Lake is one step closer to becoming a reality, despite residents' concerns over exactly where the treated sewage from that development would be discharged.

Citizen after citizen came forward during the packed Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting at the Bossier Parish Courthouse tonight to express their worries over treated sewage from proposed Woodhaven subdivision possibly being dumped into Cypress Lake.

Woodhaven is slated to be developed near the intersection of Highway 162 and Angie Circle on the north end of the lake.

In the end, after several failed motions to proceed, the MPC voted to approve the Woodhaven subdivision, under the condition that the sewage be discharged through a line to the Town of Benton, not into Cypress Lake or Black Bayou Reservoir.

Woodhaven developer Brian Camp said at the meeting that he's done everything in his power to appease everyone during the process of planning this subdivision, and isn't trying to cause trouble for any residents.

It's still not clear exactly who would be responsible for the maintenance of the sewage line, which is something Camp will have to present in writing to the Bossier Parish Police Jury, who will give final approval for the subdivision.

That meeting will happen sometime in October. Stay with KTBS 3 News and ktbs.com for updates and final meeting dates and times.

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