Site Plan Review (Land Use)

The environmental commission has both the legal authority and the responsibility for taking part in the site plan review process.  The enabling legislation states that an environmental commission has responsibility for “the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within its territorial limits”  and if a municipality has an Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) or Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)  then a copy of every application for development must be submitted to the EC for review.  In addition, the Municipal Land Use Law requires that a member of the environmental commission be a member of the planning board.  More information about Site Plan review can be found here or in the ANJEC Commissioners handbook.

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