On behalf of a firm client who wanted to develop a piece of property for sale in Bridgewater, MA, BRCSM filed a law suit in the Plymouth County Superior Court after the local conservation commission refused to issue a permit for construction of the single-family home based on environmental laws regarding vegetative wetlands. The Superior Court affirmed the conservation commission’s denial.
BRCSM sought review of the denial before a three-judge panel in the Appeals Court of Massachusetts which, ultimately, reversed the decision in October and ordered the conservation commission to issue a permit so construction could begin. In clarifying the environmental issue, BRCSM successfully argued the lower court had misapplied the law and the project did, indeed, meet the technical requirements of the environmental regulations on wetlands.
For more information, contact Ben Scungio, managing partner.