As the source of drinking water for more than 70% of the state’s residents, the Highlands Region requires special protections. For this reason, the Highlands Council has developed Highlands-specific Policy Standards for the siting of warehousing in the Highlands Region.

These Standards supplement guidelines issued by the New Jersey State Planning Commission (linked below) and are intended to help Highlands municipalities and counties apply the provisions of the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) when considering warehouse or similar developments in their communities. Grant funding is available to support the implementation of these standards.