- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Beach officials have issued a zoning violation to developers of an outdoor adventure park for children with special needs, veterans with disabilities and their families for removing trees without a permit.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/1VVxttU ) The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, who’s constructing JT’s Camp Grom, has until May 7 to respond to the city, which is leasing 69 acres to the organization.

The foundation’s attorney, R.J. Nutter, said he believes the conditional-use permit that the camp was granted in 2013 for the first phase of construction allowed for the tree removal. Loggers were clearing the area for the second phase.

City zoning administrator Karen Lasley says the organization should have notified them of its intent, and then the city could decide to issue a permit or change its existing one.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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