The following is a Letter to the Editor received on Oct. 8.
To the Editor,
This letter is to inform the people of Warren of a pending decision to create a “Flag Lot” in our township and if allowed, the “slippery slope” which may result in a plethora of applications from intrusive developers to create flag lots throughout Warren.
This matter is on the agenda for the Planning Board Meeting on October 28, 2013. Concerned residents of Warren should oppose the application from a developer for a subdivision and bulk variances with respect to lands between Mt Horeb and Wychwood Way.
The applicants are seeking to increase the size of an undersized landlocked lot in order to create a flag lot which will have access to Mount Horeb Road using a shared driveway.
One result of the requested variances is that a section of woods and wetlands that lies between Mount Horeb and Wychwood Way, together with the rural atmosphere, will be forever destroyed.
Most important for the people of Warren are the creation of the “Flag Lot” is directly at odds with Warren Township zoning regulations. The obvious reason for enactment of the zoning regulation is to maintain the rural atmosphere of the residential neighborhoods, one of the reasons that Warren Township has won top state and national awards as Best place to live.
There are simply no compelling reasons offered why the present subdivision and variance application should be granted. There is a groundswell of opposition to the application already and we ask the Planning Board to vote against this application on October 28.