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A controversial plan to create a landfill for construction waste in Adams Run has resurfaced, and is scheduled for consideration at a Charleston County Council committee meeting on Sept. 2.

Last year, plans for the council's Planning and Public Works Committee to take up the landfill proposal were scheduled and then postponed four times. The county's Planning Commission recommended disapproving the plan at the beginning of 2009, and the landfill proposal faced staunch public opposition at two public hearings.

In December, the plan was pulled off a hearing agenda by the applicant, Tre Sheppard of Mount Pleasant, operating as TRP LLC. At that time, County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor said a six-month deferral requested by Sheppard would allow more time for the county to negotiate conditions and conduct more thorough county research.

Some county officials had been operating under the belief that there was no construction waste landfill in Charleston County, until The Post and Courier reported in December that officials at 178-acre Spring Grove Landfill in North Charleston were perplexed by all the talk about needing more construction waste landfill space, because they have about 100 years worth of capacity at their site in the county.

Read more in Friday's editions of The Post and Courier.