Pa. Town Erred In Nixing Stone Quarry Plan, Court Says

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Lehigh County township's planning commission improperly rejected a company's plan to develop a 84.6-acre stone extraction quarry, saying the commission misinterpreted sections of the zoning ordinance to justify rejecting the plan.

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel ruled that a trial court erred when it affirmed a 2011 decision by Lower Milford Township's planning commission to reject Geryville Materials Inc.'s preliminary plan for the stone quarry, saying the plan should not have been labeled an “impermissible partial land development...
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