Vernon Township in Sussex County has 15,464 acres in the Planning Area and 29,305 acres in the Preservation Area of the Highlands Region. The municipality has submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for its Preservation Area, which was approved by the Highlands Council on May 17, 2012. This page contains links to documents related to the Township’s petition.

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Conformance Documents Adopted by the Municipality

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

Highlands Implementation Grant Status

The Highlands Implementation Grant Status (HIGS) provides a high-level summary of funded Plan Conformance tasks. The HIGS is an updated, condensed version of the Highlands Implementation Plan and Schedule (IPS) approved by the Highlands Council with the complete petition.

Petition for Plan Conformance

Vernon Township's Petition for Plan Conformance was considered and approved by the Highlands Council at its Thursday, May 17, 2012 meeting.

Council Approved Documents

All documents listed below as one compressed file:  Highlands Council Approved Documents (48.4 MB zip)

Individual files:

Materials from Public Hearing

Archived Plan Conformance Documents

The PDF archive below contains links to all previously posted documents related to Vernon Township’s Plan Conformance process prior to Highlands Council approval on May 17, 2012. PLEASE NOTE: The documents above are the most recent and any documents accessed through the archive are provided for reference only.