BRADENTON — A hearing on a special permit application for Ancient Oak Gun Club will be reopened 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Manatee County Commission Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.
Developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch is seeking approval to build a 25-station clay shooting club south of State Road 64, off Uihlein Road.
Hearing Officer Lori Dorman is reopening the hearing out of concern about noise from gunfire. Several neighbors, including residents, a school, and a church have raised concerns about possible noise from the range.
The site plan may not satisfy screening requirements under the land development code, Dorman wrote.
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“Even if the plan does not violate the code, additional impact mitigation factors should be considered to ensure the health, safety and welfare those in proximity of the proposed outdoor firing range,” she wrote.