Lopatcong Township in Warren County has 1,049 acres in the Preservation Area and 3,672 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 March 17, 2011. The municipality later submitted an amended Petition incorporating a Highlands Center Designation into its Planning Area lands. The amended Petition was approved by Council on January 19, 2012. This page contains links to documents related to the Township’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

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Amended Petition for Plan Conformance

Lopactong Township's Amended Petition for Plan Conformance was approved by the Highlands Council on January 19, 2012.

Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing: Amended Petition

Petition Posting for Public Comment: Amended Petition
A public comment period was held from December 20, 2011 through January 6, 2012 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.

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

The Highlands Council approved Lopatcong Township's Petition for Plan Conformance on March 17, 2011.

Materials from Public Hearing

Council Approved Documents



**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.


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Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing

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

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from February 17, 2011 through March 4, 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 Letters:

As part of the town’s Petition, MUNICIPALITY also requested Regional Master Plan updates and Map Adjustments and specific responses were provided:  Highlands Council Response Letter dated March 26, 2010 re Municipal RMP Update and/or Map Adjustment Request(s) (2.5 MB pdf)

Supporting Documents