Chester Borough in Morris County has 1,020 acres in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region, where conformance is entirely voluntary. The municipality submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for the entire municipality. This page contains links to documents related to the Borough’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan. 

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Amended Petition for Plan Conformance - Highlands Center Designation

On January 16, 2020, the Highlands Councl approved an amended petition for Plan Conformance for the Borough of Chester, incorporating a Highlands Center designation.

A public comment period on the amended petition was held from November 15 through December 16, 2019. No comments were received. 

Conformance Documents Adopted by the Municipality

This section contains documents approved by Chester Borough that effectuate the borough's conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

Chester Borough’s Petition for Plan Conformance was approved by the Highlands Council on July 21, 2016.

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 Chester Borough’s Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from June 17 through July 5, 2016 and announced by public notice. Comments received and Highlands Council responses are included in the Final Draft Consistency Review and Reccomentations Report in the section above. The documents below 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).

Supporting Documents