Sparta Township in Sussex County has 11,488 acres in the Preservation Area and 13,335 in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region. The municipality submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for its Preservation Area only, 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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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.
This section contains documents approved by Sparta Township that effectuate the Township's conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.
Sparta Township's Petition for Plan Conformance and Highlands Center was approved by the Highlands Council on 15, 2011.
Council Approved Documents
Materials from Public Hearing
*** PETITION ARCHIVE ***
**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.
The documents below include all edits made prior to Highlands Council consideration of Sparta Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance.
A public comment period was held from August 12 – 30, 2011and 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.
The following documents comprise all required components of the municipal Petition for Plan Conformance, which was deemed administratively complete by the Highlands Council on June 23, 2010.