Pinelands Commission says housing ruling doesn’t apply

This was printed in the Star-Ledger today.

Posted by South Jersey News Online May 29, 2007 10:00AM

Members of the Pinelands Commission, which has its headquarters in Pemberton, say they don’t think an appellate court ruling on low- and moderate-income housing will apply to them, according to the Burlington County Times.

The appellate court decision was that the NJ Meadowlands Commission has to make available the proper zoning so affordable housing can be built in the region in covers.

Paul Leakan, the spokesman for the Pinelands Commission, has said the ruling won’t apply because, “by law, we are not allowed to consider the provisions of affordable housing and we have no authority to do so.”