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RICHARD TURNER, et ux. v. JAMES LAWRENCE, et al.

The Board of Appeals for Charles County (“the Board”) conditionally granted the application of Richard and Carol Turner (“appellants”) for approval of a special exception use and associated zoning variances for the operation of a slaughterhouse. James Lawrence, et al. (“appellees”) filed an appeal to the Circuit Court for Charles County, challenging the Board’s decision. The circuit court reversed the Board’s decision, and remanded the case to the Board to deny the application. Appellants filed a timely appeal to this Court, and appellees filed a cross-appeal. The question before us is whether the Board erred in granting conditional approval for a special exception use for a slaughterhouse on appellants’ property. For the reasons that follow, we shall answer yes, and affirm the decision of the circuit court.

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