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Upper Makefield Rejects Toll Bros Subdivision Application: "Not Every Project is Required to be Approved," Says Resident

Upper Makefield Rejects Toll Bros Subdivision Application: "Not Every Project is Required to be Approved," Says Resident | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Image: Toll Bros representative makes his case at the hearing.View the video of the hearing.]

 

A proposed residential development that’s been at the center of legal challenges and controversy in Upper Makefield for nearly 15 years again entered the spotlight at the township’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

 

Ultimately, supervisors voted unanimously to reject Fort Washington-headquartered developer Toll Brothers’ proposal to build 45 single family homes on some 66 acres off Stoopville Road. The land is commonly referred to as the Melsky Tract Subdivision.

 

Supervisors primarily rejected the proposal because they believe Toll is trying to build too many homes on the land, given what the land can stand, asserting that stormwater will not properly infiltrate the ground, instead becoming disruptive runoff. Upper Makefield has an ordinance that requires proper infiltration.

 

As a result of denying the proposed development plan, township officials are anticipating a renewed legal challenge from Toll.

 

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johnmacknewtown's insight:

On August 26, 2020, the Newtown Twp Board of Supervisors vote unanimously to deny Toll Bros' "Condition Use" application to build 45 homes in Conservation District along Twining Bridge Road. Read “Newtown Township Supervisors Deny Toll Brothers Plan”; https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newtown-pa/busy-august-schedule-newtown-supervisors

 

As expected, Toll Bros filed a court case against the Township. This litigation process has not yet been resolved.

 

 

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