Toll appeals Common Pleas decision

Toll Bros. Inc. has appealed last month’s Common Pleas Court decision upholding Westtown Township’s denial of conditional use approval for a proposed development of Crebilly Farm. Toll’s attorney Gregg Adelman said briefs explaining the grounds for the appeal would be filed in Commonwealth Court “in the near future.”

Chester County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark L. Tunnell heard Toll’s appeal of the township’s decision on Sept. 17 and issued his decision on Oct. 1. He cited four reasons for upholding the decision. Those issues include the developer’s failure to include a collector road, that Toll failed to show how it would mitigate traffic at Routes 202 and 926, that it failed to show alternative access points and did not account for conservation design standards.

Westtown Township supervisors held conditional use hearings on the proposed project — building 319 homes on the 320-acre farm — throughout 2017 and released their verbal decision in December. The written decision came out in February and Toll appealed to Common Pleas.

The full story on Tunnell’s denial can be found here.

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Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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