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751 annexation may still move forward with passage of Senate bill

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On June 3, the Durham City Council voted against the annexation of land off Highway 751. On June 3, the Durham City Council voted against the annexation of land off Highway 751.
DURHAM, N.C. -

The City of Durham could be forced to annex land even after the City Council voted against it earlier this month.

If passed, Senate Bill 315 would force Durham to annex a wooded area off Highway 751 near the Chatham County Line.

On June 3, councilors voted 4-3 against the annexation of the land, which would have allowed developers of new retail space and apartments access to city services live water, sewer and police.

Critics argue a big, new development will contribute to pollution at Jordan Lake and overpopulate the area.

"Those lands are lightly developed, if developed at all," said Steve Bocckino, who is opposed to the 751 annexation. "If that is approved, that part of the county will look like Southpoint Mall."

The city unanimously rejected the annexation last year. However, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) filed a bill that would have forced the city to extend utilities to the project.

The bill passed the state House, but failed in the Senate.

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