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Leesburg- When a community grows as fast as Lee County, it's hard to control development.

Some Lee County Commissioners want put a temporary stop to growth to help catch up. After hearing from developers and the planning commission Monday night, county leaders decided to hold off on a 90-day residential building moratorium.

Lee County is full of new subdivisions, but some leaders want to see changes like sidewalks and more green space. Recent flooding also showed improvements are needed to holding ponds in newer subdivisions.

Members of the County Commission and Planning Commission decided to sit down and target specific issues that need to be looked at.

"And discuss the issues and find a solution without completely stopping construction or development in Lee County for 90 or 180 day period."

The commissions did not set a date for that meeting.

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