A case for responsible development on Johns Island

Last week the City of Charleston's Commercial Corridor Design Review Board voted to block the controversial Angel Oak Village development for not fitting in with the area or the plan for the area.

Read more stories on this subject in our Johns Island topic page.And so, Samantha Siegel -- one of the people behind "Save the Angel Oak" -- wrote in praise of the decision and tells why she believes it was the right one.

It's a good piece that really makes you understand where the group is coming from.

Go read it.

With so much land available on Johns Island, there's really no need to cram developments together and create another James Island.

If you like what you read in the column, be sure to check out the group Siegel founded.

Update February 3: A clarification: Lorna Hattler was the founder of SaveTheangelOak.org, and has been working with Siegel on the site.

That fact did not make it into The Post and Courier.