Pa. Court Upholds Local Zoning Rules For Quarry Project

Law360, Philadelphia (October 11, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled on Friday that a local zoning ordinance in a suburban Philadelphia township neither impermissibly enacted an outright ban on the use of land for quarrying in violation of the state’s constitution nor placed overly burdensome restrictions on quarry operations.

A three-judge panel rejected arguments from Gibraltar Rock Inc. that it was entitled to site-specific relief that would allow it to operate a quarry on the entirety of a 223-acre parcel of land thanks to zoning ordinances in New Hanover Township that...
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