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New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board
Public Notice - The application of Nick and Ashley Pompei, equitable owners, for the property located along Layle Lane, between the intersection Ferry Road and Cheese Factory Road, identified as Lot 13 on a plan known as La Citadelle, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, further identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-14-4. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is unimproved. The Applicants propose a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on the Property.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants seeks variances from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-502.b.1(h) to permit an impervious surface ratio of 14.7% on the property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 12%; (b) from §27-505 to permit 7% of the agricultural soils on the Property to be protected (93% disturbance), where the required minimum protection ratio is 50%; and (c) from §§27-505 and 27-2400.f.1 to permit 59% of the existing woodlands on the Property to be disturbed, where the maximum amount of permitted disturbance is 20% (80% protection).

DECISION: TBD


Public Notice - The application of Alexander and Tatyanna Sharpan for the property located 52 North Chapman Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-12-46. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The Applicants propose to demolish the existing single-family detached dwelling on the Property and construct a new single-family detached dwelling (use B1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants seek variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §§27-201 and/or 27-505 to classify certain soils on the Property as not agricultural soils; or alternatively to permit 25% of the agricultural soils on the Property to be protected (75% disturbance), where the required minimum protection ratio is 50%; and (b) from §27-2400.i.1(c) and 2(c) to allow disturbance of zone 1 and/or zone 2 of the required riparian buffer for a stream and/or wetland crossing, where no unauthorized disturbance is permitted and any such disturbance must be offset by approved riparian corridor improvements.

DECISION: TBD


Public Notice - The application of Casadonti Homes, Inc., for the property located at 1026 New Galena Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-4-77. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is improved with a single-family detached dwelling (use B1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes to reconstruct an accessory detached garage (use H1) over an existing concrete foundation. The Applicant seeks variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the new Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-502.f.3 to permit the detached garage to have a side yard setback of 8 feet, where the required minimum side yard setback is 15 feet; and (b) from §§27-2305 and/or 27-2307 to permit the reconstruction of the detached garage in the prior non-conforming location, where such non-conforming location is abandoned if not reconstructed within one year after being destroyed.

DECISION: TBD


Public Notice - The application of Jeffrey Krout for the property located at 32 Cedar Hill Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-5-19. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family dwelling and a detached garage. The Applicant proposes a detached accessory garage and/or shed structure on the Property.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks a variance from Section 27-902.b of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance to permit an impervious surface ratio of 23.3% on the property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 20%.

DECISION: TBD


Public Notice - The application of Jane P. Shafer for the property located at 492 New Galena Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identifies as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-95-5. The property is improved with a detached single-family dwelling and several buildings.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks a variance from and/or interpretation of Section 27-801 of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance to allow the use of two (2) accessory structures on the property as separate residential dwelling units.

DECISION: TBD


Public Notice - Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application of Doylestown Waste Recycling, LLC, for the property located at 1510 Swamp Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-12-59-2. The property is located in the OP, Office Park, zoning district. The property is improved with two (2) non-residential buildings and paved areas. The Applicant operates a Recycling Collection Center use (use F3) on the property. The Applicant proposes to modify the F3 use to include additional types of materials to be recycled; and to increase the daily tonnage of delivered materials.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks variances from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-305.F3.b.5 to permit the recycling of unpainted / untreated wood, drywall, particle board, shingles, concrete, stone, brick, block and other construction related materials, where such materials are not specifically authorized materials; and (b) from §27-305.F3.b.8 to permit up to 250 tons of material to be delivered daily to the property in any twenty-four hour period, with a quarterly daily average of no more than 200 tons of material per day, where the maximum tonnage of materials that can be delivered to the property in any twenty-four hour period is 100 tons.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The appeal of MaryBeth McCabe pursuant to Section 27-3101(c) of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance from the March 20, 2017 determination of the New Britain Township Zoning Officer. The Zoning Officer issued a Certificate of Occupancy on the application of Foundation House PA for the property located at 102 Harrison Forge Court, further identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-22-233, owned by Paula Chaitas. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Appellant appeals the Zoning Officer’s determination that the proposed use is a permitted residential use.

DECISION: TBD


Public Notice - The application of Raymond King for the property located at 91 Barry Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-108. The property is located in the SR-2, Suburban Residential, zoning district. The property is improved with a single-family detached dwelling (Use B1) and a residential accessory barn structure (Use H2). The Applicant proposes to operate a Riding Academy/Stable use (Use A10) in the existing barn, and add a horse pen area. The Applicant also proposes a new pole barn accessory structure to be used as a detached garage (Use H1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks a variance from Section 27-305.A1(b) of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance to permit an impervious sThe Applicant seeks the following relief from the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) a special exception pursuant to §§27-801.b and 27-3103 to allow the Riding Academy/Stable use on the Property; (b) a variance from §27-300.a to conduct more than one principal use on a lot; (c) a variance from §27-305.A10.b.1 to operate a Riding Academy/Stable use on a lot less than 10 acres; (d) a variance from §27-305.A.10.b.5 to allow an impervious surface ratio of 10.3% on the Property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 10%; (e) a special exception pursuant to and/or a variance from §§§27-305.A10.b.7, §27-2800 and §27-2801 to modify and/or waive the planted buffer required for a Riding Academy/Stable use; and (f) from §§27-804.b and 27-2108.a and .c to permit the new detached accessory pole barn garage to be located in the front yard and closer than the required minimum distance of 15 feet from the rear of the primary dwelling.urface ratio of 9.32% on the property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 3%.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Zygmunt Muzylowski for the property located at 1048 Ferry Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-12-48-2. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The present use of the property is general farming (use A1). The property is improved with a detached single-family dwelling, and several buildings in connection with the general farming use. The Applicant proposes a large pole barn detached accessory shed structure (Use H2) on the Property.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks a variance from Section 27-305.A1(b) of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance to permit an impervious surface ratio of 9.32% on the property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 3%.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of William Marsh and Anwara Ullah, through their agent, Neil Sullivan, for the property located at 626 Matthews Avenue, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-11-97. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district. The property is also located in the Floodplain Overlay district. The property is improved with a residential dwelling and accessory structures.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants propose an attached carport, deck and living space addition to the dwelling. The Applicants seek a special exception, and where relevant, a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-1904(k) to permit the expansion of an existing dwelling structure in the Floodplain Overlay district, provided (a) such expansion conforms to all applicable regulations of the Zoning Ordinance; (b) the increase in volume or area does not exceed an aggregate of more than 25% of such volume or area during the life of the structure; (c) the expansion is not within an identified floodway so as to cause any increase in flood heights; and/or (d) the expansion, if constituting 50% or more of the structure’s market value, constitutes a substantial improvement requiring full compliance with the applicable floodplain provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Metro Storage New Britain, LLC, equitable owner, for the property located at 4671 County Line Road, at the northwest corner of its intersection with Maple Avenue, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-5. The property is located in the IO, Industrial/Office, zoning district. The property is improved with a residential dwelling and accessory structures.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a two-story non-residential 107,008 square foot building containing a Self-Storage use (Use J25) on the Property. The Applicant seeks a variance from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (1) from §27-305.J25.b.1(a) to permit the proposed Self-Storage use to be conducted on a property that is 4.34 acres, where the required minimum lot size is 5 acres; (2) from §27-305.J25.b(1)(e) to permit storage units to be 35 feet high, where the maximum permitted height of any storage unit is 12 feet; (3) from §27-305.J25.b.1(f) to permit a building coverage ratio of 32.9%, where the maximum permitted building coverage ratio is 50%; (4) from §27-305.J25.b.1(g) to permit an impervious surface ratio of 61.8%, where the maximum permitted impervious surface ratio is 55%; (5) from §27-305.J25.b.1.8 to permit a building and/or structure that exceeds 6,000 square feet in size; (6) from §27-1802.b to permit a minimum lot width of 290 feet along an arterial highway, where the required minimum lot width is 300 feet; (7) §27-2400.f.2(a) to permit to permit 100% of the existing woodlands/forest on the property to be disturbed, where the maximum amount of permitted disturbance is 50%; and to permit such excess disturbance to occur without replacing trees; (8) from §§§27-305.J5.b.5, §27-2800 and/or 27-2801 to permit a 50 feet wide buffer where the Property is adjacent to lands in a residential zoning district, where the required minimum buffer width is 65 feet; (9) from §27-2901 to allow less than the minimum required off-street parking spaces on the property for the proposed Self-Storage use (13 spaces proposed, when 71 are required);(10) from §27-2904.b.1 to permit the proposed parking spaces/stalls to be 9 feet wide, where the required minimum parking stall width for perpendicular/90 degrees parking spaces is 10 feet; and (11) and from §27-2904.g.5 to permit a 6 feet wide paved pedestrian walkway to directly abut three (3) exterior structural walls of the proposed building, where the required minimum setback for such paved areas from the exterior structural building wall is 3 feet.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of James Nieves Sosa for the property located at 83 Woodside Avenue, Chalfont, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-7-12. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district. The property is unimproved.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on the Property. The Applicant seeks variances from the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-305.H3.b.2 to permit a retaining wall in excess of four feet in height to be located in the front yard; (b) from §27-2400.f.1 to permit 25% of the existing woodlands/forest on the Property to be disturbed, where the maximum amount of permitted disturbance is 20%; (c) from §27-2400.i to allow disturbance of zone 1 and/or zone 2 of the required riparian buffer, where no disturbance is permitted; and (d) from §27-2400.i.1 and 2 to allow certain uses in zone 1 and/or zone 2 of the riparian buffer where such proposed uses are not allowed within the riparian buffer.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Naplin One, L.P., equitable owner, for the property located along County Line Road, identified as Lot 2 on a concept/site plan submitted with the application; and that is part of a larger tract that has a mailing address of 4371 County Line Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-5-2. The property is located in the I, Industrial, zoning district. The property is unimproved.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a non-residential building containing a wholesale business, wholesale storage and/or warehousing use (Use K3) on the Property. The Applicant seeks a variance from Zoning Ordinance §27-1702(a) to permit the proposed building to be 40 feet high, where the maximum building height permitted by right is 35 feet.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Casadonti Homes, Inc., for the property located along Creek Road, near its intersection with Callowhill Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-11-110. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is unimproved.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on the Property. The Applicant seeks a variance from Zoning Ordinance §§27-505 and 27-2400(f)(1) to permit 53% of the existing woodlands/forest on the Property to be disturbed, where the maximum amount of permitted disturbance is 20% (80% protection).

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Holy Properties, LLC, for the property located at 324 Schoolhouse Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified at Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-103-1. The property is located in the IO, Industrial/Office, zoning district. The property is improved with an existing dwelling, several barn buildings, and various other improvements.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes to conduct a contracting use (Use K5) on the property, for a proposed tree, shrub and lawn care business, with a related office use, together with an accessory outdoor storage use (Use L2) for vehicles and materials. The Applicant seeks a variance from Zoning Ordinance §27-305.L2(b)(2) to permit the outdoor storage area to be 40,390 square feet, where the outdoor storage area may not occupy an area greater than one-half of the existing building coverage (50% of .21 acres).

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Windhill Realty Group, L.P., for the property located at 4619 County Line Road, New Britain Township, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-2.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks the following relief from the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) a variance from §§27-300(a) and 27-1800(b) to conduct more than one principal use of the property; (b) an interpretation from §§27-305.K18 and 27-1801(a) to have two separate contracting uses (K5) be declared and/or designated to be use K18, Flex Space; (c) a variance from §§27-1802 and 27-1803 to permit the requested multiple principal uses to occupy more than one building on a parcel that is 3.8 acres, when the minimum tract area is 25 acres where multiple uses and/or buildings are proposed; (d) a variance from §27-305.L2(b)(1) to allow the outdoor storage areas to occupy a portion of the Property’s front yard; (e) a variance from §27-305.L2(b)(2) to permit the outdoor storage area to be 23,601 square feet (or 14% of the Property’s total area), where the outdoor storage area may not occupy an area greater than on-half of the existing building coverage; (e) alternatively, a special exception pursuant to §27-305.L2(b)(4)(a) to allow the outdoor storage areas to be exempt from the front yard setback and outdoor storage area limitations provided the outdoor storage area does not exceed 25% of the lot area if the uses are deemed to be use K18, Flex Space; or a variance from §27-305L2(b)(4)(c) if the uses are separate contracting uses (use K5).

DECISION: DENIED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of New Britain Township for the property located at northwest corner of the intersection to New Galena Road and Walter Road, New Britain Township, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-49.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a public recreation facility on the Property, with walking trails, gazebo, tot-lot, parking area and a rain garden stormwater management facility.

The Applicants seek a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §§27-302.L1.b.1 and 27-402.b, to permit the non-residential accessory gazebo structure to have a front yard setback of 70 feet from Walter Road, where the minimum required front yard setback is 100 feet; and (b) 27-2400.c, to alter, regrade, fill and build upon 1,492 square feet of floodplain (alluvial) soils, where such disturbance is prohibited except as permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of James and Kathleen Johnson for the property located at 196 Lenape Drive, New Britain Township, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-22-193.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants propose an accessory storage shed (use H2) on a property improved with a single-family detached dwelling.

The Applicants seek a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §§27-902(c), 27-904(i) and/or 27-804(a) to permit the accessory storage shed to be located within the minimum front yard setback area.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of William A. Muzika, Sr., for the property located at 66 Sellersville Road, New Britain Township, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-123.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant seeks variances from Zoning Ordinance §27-801 to install and operate an Agricultural Retail use (use A3) selling products from the operating farm; and from Zoning Ordinance §27-300(a) to conduct more than one principal use on a lot.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Mark and Victoria Newbold for the property located at 729 Harvest Hill Road, Chalfont, New Britain Township, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-3-164.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants propose an accessory structure consisting of a deck and non-commercial swimming pool (use H4) to the side of the existing dwelling.

The Applicants seek a variance from Zoning Ordinance §27-502(d)(2) to permit the swimming pool to be located to the side of the dwelling, where the Zoning Ordinance requires that the pool be located at least 15 behind the rear of the primary dwelling, and at least 15 feet from the rear and side lot lines.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - The application of Jerry L. and Marian E. Haag for the property located along Upper Church Road, near the intersection with King Road, New Britain Township, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-3-106

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants propose a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) with a deck on a vacant property. The Applicants seek variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §§27-402(b) and 27-2101(a) to permit construction of a single-family detached dwelling (principal building and use) on an existing lot with a lot area of 25,000 square feet (gross) (22,500 square feet, net), where the required minimum lot area in the CR zoning district is 2 acres; (b) from §27-2102(a)(1) to permit construction of a single-family detached dwelling on a lot with a lot area of less than one (1) acre, where such lot is asserted to have been lawful when created and which, prior to the effective date of the applicable Zoning Ordinance provision(s), was in separate ownership duly recorded by plan or deed; (c) from §§27-402(b) and 27-2103 to permit construction of a single-family detached dwelling (principal building) on a lot with an existing width of 100 feet, where the required minimum lot width is 150 feet; (d) from §§27-402(b) and 27-2102(a)(5) to permit side yard setbacks of 20 feet, where the required minimum side yard setback in the CR district is 50 feet; and/or the aggregate side yards shall be at least 40% of the total lot width; (e) from §27-402(b) to permit a rear yard setback of 30 feet, where the required minimum rear yard setback is 75 feet; (f) from §27-402(c) to permit construction of a single-family detached dwelling on a lot which lacks a contiguous unrestricted area of one acre which does not contain any natural resources with 100% protection ratios; (g) from §27-2107 to permit a deck to project 5 feet into the required minimum rear yard, where the maximum permitted projection is 5 feet; and (h) from §27-2400(f)(1) to permit .385 acres of woodlands to be disturbed, producing a 74.6% disturbance ratio, where the maximum permitted disturbance ratio is 20%.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - Michael Brigidi for the property located along New Galena Road, Chalfont

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on a vacant property. The Applicant seeks a variance from Zoning Ordinance §27-2115 to permit the on-lot septic system to be located within 7 feet of the ultimate right-of-way line of New Galena Road, where the required minimum setback is 10 feet.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - David and Jennifer Schied for the property located at 122 Gertrude Drive, Chalfont

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants propose a detached two-car garage accessory structure (use H2) on a property with an existing single-family detached dwelling constructed as part of a Cluster Subdivision use (use B2).

The Applicants seek variances from Zoning Ordinance §§§27-804(a) and (b), 27-902(c) and 27-2108(a) and (c) to permit the detached accessory garage to be located within the minimum front yard setback, and where such garage is required to be located at least 15 feet from the rear of the primary dwelling.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - Colebook Properties, L.P., equitable owner, for the property located along School House Road across from its intersection with Boulder Drive. The property is part of a larger tract that has a mailing address of 4371 County Line Road, Chalfont

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicant proposes a Planned Residential Development (PRD) on the property of approximately 59 dwelling units, consisting of a combination of single-family semi-detached dwellings (use B3) and single-family attached dwellings (use B5).

The Applicant seeks a special exception pursuant to Zoning Ordinance §27-2800(c) to permit the required 35 feet wide perimeter buffer yard to be waived and/or reduced where a buffer yard exists on an adjacent property.e from Zoning Ordinance §27-802(b) to permit a front yard setback of 23.04 feet where a minimum of 50 feet is required in connection with an addition to the existing single-family detached dwelling.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - Stephen and Kathleen Katsarakes for the property located at 779 North Limekiln Pike, Chalfont

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Applicants seek variances from Zoning Ordinance §§27-502(d)(2) and 27-2108(c) to permit the storage shed to be located within the minimum 15 feet setback from the rear of the primary dwelling.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


Public Notice - Deborah and James Gallagher, 389 New Galena Road, Chalfont

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following application:

The Application of Deborah and James Gallagher for the property located at 389 New Galena Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-116. The property is located in the SR-2, Suburban Residential, zoning district. The property is improved with a single-family detached dwelling (Use B1).

The Applicants seek a variance from Zoning Ordinance §27-802(b) to permit a front yard setback of 23.04 feet where a minimum of 50 feet is required in connection with an addition to the existing single-family detached dwelling.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


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