Washington Township in Morris County has 23,235 acres in the Preservation Area and 3,491 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 May 19, 2011. 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 Washington Township that effectuate the Township's conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

Washington Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance and Highlands Center was approved by the Highlands Council on May 19, 2011.

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 Washington Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from April 18 through May 3, 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).

As part of the town’s Petition, Washington 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) (1.2 MB pdf)

Supporting Documents
  • Municipal Resolution: Notice of Intent (pdf)
  • Municipal Resolution: COAH extension (pdf)
  • Initial Assessment Grant Report (pdf)
  • Highlands Municipal Build-Out Report (pdf)