Development Issues

Development is ongoing throughout the Pinelands and is monitored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance and local residents. The South Jersey Gas Pipeline proposal is an example of the issues found here.

South Jersey Gas Pipeline for B.L. England Plant

South Jersey Gas is proposing to put a natural gas pipeline through a portion of the Pinelands Forest Management Area. The proposal would place 22 miles of 24-inch pipeline through Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties in order to provide the B.L. England Plant located in Beesley's Point, Cape May County with natural gas.

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Stafford Township's Green Acres Diversion - Amendment Application

Stafford Township - Stafford Business Park Diversion application amendment

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Heritage Minerals Site

In 1978, by Federal legislation, approximately one million acres of land in Southern New Jersey was designated as the “Pinelands National Reserve”, but in 1979 when the New Jersey Legislature enacted the Pinelands Protection Act about 221,000 acres were not included with the boundaries of the “Pinelands Area”.

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Southampton Township - Allied Recycling Center

An old junkyard called Last Chance Auto Salvage, on New Road, got a new owner in 2011 and expanded the operations that were being carried out on site.

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Sewer Service Mapping of Pinelands Villages

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) has submitted comments on the proposed Future Wastewater Service Area (FWSA) maps published by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for Atlantic and Cape May Counties. These maps have been submitted by the counties as part of the ongoing planning process by the DEP to update sewer service areas to meet the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act. These maps, if adopted, will supersede all wastewater service area mapping currently contained in the WQM Plans for these counties.

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McGuire-Fort Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base

McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), Fort Dix, and Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES) Lakehurst, are located within Burlington and Ocean Counties, and have combined to form one Joint Base. The Joint Base encompasses 42,000 acres in the northern portion of the Pinelands.

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Jackson Township Parkland Diversion

The taxpayers of New Jersey have purchased 115 acres of land on Jackson Mills Road for $6.5 million dollars, but Jackson Township has gated and locked the site. Why? Because they have already diverted our recreational open space to a compost facility and parked equipment onsite they say needs to be protected.

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Clustering Gone Bad?

The Pinelands Commission and Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County has received a cluster development application for the Rural Development Management Area of the Pinelands. The application which was submitted by IMAJE LLC, - Ira Mendelsohn’s does not raise any inconsistencies with the Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP), but when you take a close review of the site plans for this 97 home project it’s hard to see how this cluster layout will protect the natural resources of the Pinelands.

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Jackson Township - Bowman Road

Jackson Township Planning Board voted to allow a new resource extraction operation on 109 acres along Bowman Road. This site is located in a Forest Management Area where new mining in not permitted under the Comprehensive Management Plan.

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Jackson Township - Legler Landfill

Ongoing monitoring activities by Jackson Township

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PPA Submitted Comments on South Jersey Gas MOA

Submitted Comments on South Jersey Gas MOA

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