Chester Township in Morris County has 15,789 acres in the Preservation Area and 2,906 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 October 21, 2010. This page contains links to documents related to the Township’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Request for Map Adjustment: Glenlora Site, B 26.06, L 7

Chester Township is requesting an adjustment to the Highlands Regional Master Plan Land Use Capability Zone Map to modify part of an existing area of the Protection Zone to Existing Community Zone. The proposed Map Adjustment would allow for a 100% affordable housing project. The Highlands Council Review and Recommendations Report (below) was available for Public Comment between March 2 and April 2, and will be considered at an upcoming Highlands Council meeting.

Conformance Documents Adopted by the Municipality

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

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

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 Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from September 30 through October 14, 2010 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).

Supporting Documents