Hardyston Township in Sussex County has 12,603 acres in the Preservation Area and 8,281 acres in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region. The municipality submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for its Preservation Area, which was approved by the Highlands Council on September 15, 2011. This page contains links to documents related to the Township’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

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Highlands Implementation Grant Status

The Highlands Implementation Grant Status (HIGS) provides a high-level summary of funded Plan Conformance tasks. The HIGS is an updated, condensed version of the Highlands Implementation Plan and Schedule (IPS) approved by the Highlands Council with the complete petition.

• Hardyston Township Highlands Implementation Grant Status – March 2015

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

Hardyston Township's Petition for Plan Conformance was approved by the Highlands Council on September 15, 2011.

Council Approved Documents

Materials from Public Hearing


**PLEASE NOTE: The documents provided on this page include a complete history of the municipality‚Äôs 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 Hardyston's Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from August 12 through August 30, 2011 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 following documents comprise all required components of the municipal Petition for Plan Conformance, which was deemed administratively complete by the Highlands Council [Administrative Completeness Letter (564 KB pdf)].