Cannon County Planning Commission Meets Tuesday

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April 24, 2012

6:00 P.M.

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of the Previous Meeting Minutes

3. Letters of Credit

4. Old Business

Any Properly Presented Old Business

5. New Business

Review of Draft Land Use Plan Policies – Industrial plus Public and Semi-Public (See Attached)

6. Other Business

7. Adjournment

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING: Schedule as Necessary


Woodbury is projected to remain the primary location for manufacturing and industrial uses. However, there is a need for additional land for industrial uses in the unincorporated parts of the county for future industrial expansion. Efforts should also be taken to ensure that existing industries are retained and that suitable land is made available to accommodate the potential expansion of these industries.

In order to guide the continuation and expansion of the county’s industrial activities, the following objectives and policies are adopted:

Objective – It is essential that the county retain and maintain its existing industrial base.


1. The county should support all practical efforts, both public and private, to maintain and improve existing industrial site locations.

2. Existing industrial sites should be provided adequate transportation, electric and digital services, as well as water and sewer services, with additional services being provided as needed.

3. The county commission and planning commission should support appropriate highway and road improvements at locations suitable for the expansion of the county’s existing industrial base.

4. Proposed industrial land uses, anticipated or suspected to have negative impacts on the natural environment, or the economic potential of the county, shall be discouraged from locating in the county unless adequate measures to alleviate such impacts are instituted by the prospect and approved by the county.

5. Parking regulations will be reviewed and incorporated within the zoning resolution. Maximum parking space requirements shall be studied and incorporated into the current regulations to reduce impervious areas.

6. Allow for alternative parking lot designs and materials to lessen imperviousness of these land uses.

7. Wherever possible, provide storm water treatment for parking lot runoff using bio-retention areas, filter strips or other acceptable practices.

8. Sign Standards for industrial zoning district shall be developed and incorporated within a zoning resolution.

Objective – Appropriate standards and guidelines should be effectuated to generate new industrial development within the county.


All new industrial developments should be designed in compliance with appropriate planning and site design development standards.

Industrial uses should locate near major highways and roads that offer the access needed by the industry.  Such uses should not be allowed to create demands that exceed the capacity of the existing road network.

Industrial development should locate only in those areas where adequate infrastructure, such as water, sewer and transportation facilities, already exists.

If at all possible, landscaping or other type of opaque screening should be provided between industrial uses and other land uses (residential) to reduce the potential conflicts between such uses.

Adopt and implement the International Building Code in order to ensure quality construction throughout the county.

Provide funds from the county budget for additional personnel, supplies, office space, and other expenses, in order to establish a fully operational County Building Commissioner’s Office, charged with the administration and enforcement of county-wide zoning codes.

Rock quarries will only be allowed in areas that are adjacent to State Highways and are properly buffered from surrounding land uses. All proper permits shall be obtained from the State of Tennessee.

Objective – Certain uses that are not traditionally classified as industrial uses shall be allowed within industrial zoning districts when they meet adopted guidelines and standards.


Uses classified as adult entertainment shall be allowed only in industrial zoning districts.

Uses classified as adult entertainment shall meet adopted guidelines and standards.


Even though public and semi-public facilities use only a small part of CannonCounty’s area, they are crucial to the well-being of the county. The location of these uses (examples include fire halls, water towers, libraries, parks and schools) is dictated by the county's land use development pattern.  They should enhance the county’s appearance, yet at the same time causes the least possible conflict with adjacent land uses. During the site design process for public and semi-public facilities, attention should be paid to the location of buildings in relation to service and parking areas, the relationship of buildings to existing and proposed highways and roads, and the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The objectives and policies are to be used as guidelines for public and semi-public uses are as follows:

Objective – Provide adequate and efficient public services and facilities which meet accepted national and regional planning standards and guidelines.


The county should prepare and adopt a future Community Facilities Plan based on accepted national and regional planning standards and location criteria, in order to determine the adequacy or level of service provision of existing facilities and services.

Public facilities and services should be improved and expanded in accordance with an adopted Public Improvements Program and Capital Budget.

Objective – Provide a diversity of quality cultural and recreational opportunities.


Decisions concerning the provision of recreational facilities should be guided by accepted national and regional planning standards.

The county should promote the joint use of educational and recreational facilities.

The county should enhance the opportunities for passive recreation through the formation of a greenway system which includes hiking and biking trails.

Regional parks, playfields, and pocket parks should be developed and appropriately located within the county.

The county should encourage the development of public recreation land through coordination with federal, state, and local officials.

The county should promote efforts to document, preserve, and protect historic sites and structures.

The county should recognize the cultural contributions of religious, ethnic, and educational institutions, and coordinate their efforts with publicly supported cultural institutions, events, and performances.

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