Much remains unclear, but Westtown Township supervisors voted to deny Toll Bros. conditional use application to develop Crebilly Farm. The unanimous vote came after the township solicitor announced to the audience that Toll was no longer the equitable owner of the 322-acre property.
On hearing that statement, the audience broke into applause. Next, McKenna added that Toll no longer had a valid agreement of sale to buy the property. More applause followed.
McKenna said he had gotten that word from Toll’s attorney, Gregg Adelman, in an Aug. 23 email and that McKenna had reconfirmed that on Sept. 8. However, McKenna continued by saying that Toll has not withdrawn the pending application.
McKenna recommended the board deny the application as “moot due to a lack of standing by Toll.”
Neither Adelman nor anyone else from Toll was at the meeting, and supervisors did not comment on the vote.
This story will be updated after the board’s written decision is posted on the township website and when any comments from Toll are available.
The Westtown Township Board of Supervisors' written decision is now available. In summary, the decision says that since Toll Bros. is no longer the equitable owner of Crebilly Farm, and is not the legal owner, “the Board concludes that the Crebilly II Application must be denied as moot for lack of standing by Toll.
The full 35-page decision may be found on Westtown Township’s website.
In an email, Gregg Adelman, Toll's attorney, said: "My client has no comment to offer."