Briar Meadows Development, Inc. v. South Centre Township Board of Supervisors
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
2 A.3d 1303 (2010)
Briar Meadows Development, Inc. (plaintiff) had an option on certain land in South Centre Township which was zoned as agricultural under a township zoning ordinance. Briar applied to the South Centre Township Board of Supervisors (defendant) to rezone the property from agricultural to commercial/industrial. The board held a hearing on the application and then denied Briar’s application. Briar challenged the denial on the ground that the municipal ordinance zoning of his property as agricultural was inconsistent with the township’s comprehensive plan. A Pennsylvania state law stated that actions by municipalities could not be invalidated or subject to challenge based on the action’s inconsistency with a comprehensive plan.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Flaherty, J.)
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