UPDATE 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 - The Butte County Board of Supervisors approved the Stanley Avenue Subdivision off of Stanley Avenue and Dayton Road on Tuesday.
Developers are set to build 18 houses, which is reduced from the initial 21.
The final plan is back on the agenda in December, but the public hearing process is closed.
CHICO, Calif. - Neighbors in the Stanley Avenue Neighborhood plan to appeal a controversial decision made by the Butte County Planning Commission.
The vote was 3 to 1 to approve a 21-home subdivision on the south side of Stanley Avenue.
One of the biggest areas of contention dates back to the 1970s and can be seen illustrated with the green line on the map.
The zone calls for one home per acre.
If revised, the county-approved proposal by developer Northstar would follow what's called cluster development rules.
A developer then takes the overall density of a project site and reduces it down to protect natural resources.
Residents say they plan to move forward with the appeal process and say if the appeal is shut down, they will take the case to court.