NJ court sides with developer on Highlands exemption

"The New Jersey Appellate Division delivered a rebuke to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on August 1, finding that DEP’s Commissioner ignored undisputed evidence and made critical legal errors in holding that two development projects did not qualify for an exemption from the strict requirements of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act.

"The court’s decision in Lakeside Manor v. State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection reversed the Commissioner’s decision, finding that the developer had satisfied all statutory requirements for the exemption."

So writes attorney Paul M. Hauge of the Gibbons law firm yesterday in an alert to the firm's clients.

You can read the entire alert at:
Court Overrules DEP, Finds Developer Was Entitled to Exemption From Highlands Act

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