Subdivision and Land Development

Great Lakes Energy Partners, Penneco Oil Company, CB Energy, Inc. and Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania v. Salem Township, Pa. Commw. (2007)

A Township’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance regulations relating to oil and gas operations were preempted by the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act.

Great Lakes Energy Partners, Penneco Oil Company, CB Energy, Inc. and Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania v. Salem Township
931 A.2d 101 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2007).

Date of Decision: 8/9/07


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Middle Smithfield Twp. v. Kessler (2005)

A municipality may insist on the completion of roadway improvements before issuing final occupancy certificates, even when PennDOT would otherwise allow access to the property before final completion of the road improvements.

Middle Smithfield Twp. v. Kessler,
882 A.2d 17 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2005), app. denied, 903 A.2d 539 (Pa. 2006).


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Philomeno & Salamone v. Board of Supervisors (2009)

Landowner may submit multiple inconsistent plans for the same property that are pending simultaneously.

Philomeno & Salamone v. Upper Merion Twp. Board of Supervisors, 882 A.2d 1044 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2005), app. granted.

Philomeno & Salamone v. Bd. of Supervisors, 966 A.2d 1109 (Pa. 2009).


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