- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - State regulators have approved a permit allowing construction of a half-mile long, in-ground wall on Kiawah Island that would open the way for a 50-home development.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/1J4ViI2 ) the permit was approved by the Department of Health and Environmental Control staff earlier this month

The location is in an area known as Captain Sam’s Spit.

Five months ago, the state Supreme Court denied developers permission to build a half-mile of upright and slanted walls.

The plan calls for a hardened structure driven into the ground in the dunes. It would be farther from the Kiawah River than where the earlier structures were planned.

Environmental groups have appealed to DHEC board in a move expected to set up another legal fight.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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