Bethlehem Township in Hunterdon County has 12,146 acres in the Preservation Area and 1,141 acres in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region. The municipality submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for both areas, which was approved by the Highlands Council on December 16, 2010. This page contains links to documents related to the Township’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

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Conformance Documents Adopted by the Municipality

This section contains documents approved by Bethlehem Township that effectuate the Township’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

The Bethlehem Township Petition for Plan Conformance was approved by the Highlands Council on December 16, 2010.

Council Approved Documents

Materials from Public Hearing


**PLEASE NOTE: The documents provided on this page include a complete history of the municipality’s Petition for Plan Conformance.  The most current versions of Plan Conformance documents are at the top of the page, with prior drafts included below.  Documents below this line are included for reference only and should be considered ARCHIVED material.


Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing

The documents below include all edits made prior to Highlands Council consideration of Bethlehem Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from November 17 through December 3, 2010 and announced by public notice. Comments received and Highlands Council responses are included in the Comment/Response document in the section above. The following documents constitute the municipality's final submission to the Highlands Council and include the Final Draft Consistency Review and Recommendations Report prepared by Highlands Council staff for Highlands Council consideration of the full Petition.


Administratively Complete Petition for Plan Conformance

The documents below comprise all required components of the municipal Petition for Plan Conformance, which was deemed administratively complete by the Highlands Council on March 16, 2010 (Administrative Completeness Letter). [Earlier completeness letter indicating not complete: Completeness Letter dated February 8, 2010]

As part of its Petition, Bethlehem Township also requested Regional Master Plan updates and Map Adjustments and specific responses were provided: Highlands Council Response Letter dated March 15, 2010 re Municipal RMP Update and/or Map Adjustment Request(s).


Supporting Documents