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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Hanscom v. Bitler, Pa. Commw. (2005)

The MPC does not require a municipality to accept dedication of a street or road simply because it is built to public road specifications under a subdivision and land development ordinance.

Hanscom v. Bitler,
883 A.2d 1111 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2005).


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Kassouf v. Scott Twp. (2005)

A municipal board’s rejection of a development plan satisfies Section 508(2) of the MPC so long as one of the stated reasons for rejection properly cites applicable ordinance provisions.

Kassouf v. Scott Twp.,
584 Pa. 219, 883 A.2d 463, 2005 Pa. LEXIS 2136 (Pa. 2005).


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