In an 11-page opinion, written in April but only released this week, the New Jersey Attorney General's office says the Highlands Council's rules land-use rules will supersede local and county zoning, as well as the land-use guides of the State Planning Commission in the Highlands' preservation area. That area comprises roughly half of the 850,000-acre region.
The opinion was written as the result of a request by the State Planning Commission for legal advice from the Attorney General's Office on how provisions of the Highlands Act would affect the commission's duties. "
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