Pohatcong Township in Warren County has 7,571 acres in the Preservation Area and 1,208 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 August 3, 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.

• Pohatcong Township Highlands Implementation Grant Status – March 2015

Conformance Documents Adopted by the Municipality

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

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

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.

Revised Posting for Continued Public Hearing

The two documents below reflect clarifications in response to requests from the Highlands Council during its consideration of Pohatcong Township's Petition for Plan Conformance at its June 16, 2011 meeting. The clarifications do not result in any substantive changes to the conclusions of the Final Consistency Review and Recommendations Report. The Highlands Council continued the public hearing to its meeting of August 3, 2011. Public testimony regarding these clarified documents was taken at the public hearing.

Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing

The documents below include all edits made prior to the Highlands Council consideration of Pohatcong Township's Petition for Plan Conformance at its June 16, 2011 meeting.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from May 18, 2011 through June 2, 2011 and announced by public notice. Highlands Council responses are included in the Comment/Response document 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

Petition Documents

Supporting Documents