MAY 8, 2023 COURT DECISION GRANTING PROCEDURAL CHALLENGE AND INVALIDATING LANDFILL EXPANSION ORDINANCE AMENDMENT.Order-and-Statement-of-Reasons-FILED-5.8.23
Substantive Zoning Board Hearing Appeal
The complete Zoning Hearing Board Validity Appeal filed on January 17, 2023 can be downloaded at the link above.
Zoning Changes Approved by Township on 12/21/22
- Make landfills a Conditional Use instead of a Special Exception. This means the Landfill doesn’t need Zoning Hearing Board approval for landfill use.
- All previous environmental protections would be removed. Allows the Landfill to pay money in exchange for expanding rather than dedicate other land of equivalent environmental value for Open Space.
- Eliminate the Township’s site plan approval process for landfill uses.
Final Zoning Ordinance Amendment
The full text of the Zoning Ordinance Amendment, Ordinance 2022-2, as adopted by the Township is linked at: https://ecode360.com/laws/LO1675 under the heading Ord. No. 2022-02.
Land Use Appeal
On Friday, January 13, 2023, citizens of Lower Saucon Township filed an appeal against Lower Saucon’s rezoning of 275 acres of land. You can download the file here and read it. Click the Download button below.
Brief in support of appeal to void zoning ordinance for failure to comply with notice requirements and exhibitsBRIEF-IN-SUPPORT-OF-LAND-USE-APPEAL