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.
Large Pile of recycling material on site, picture taken September 2013.
On January 27, 2017 at 2pm, the case Allied Recycling Inc./Last Chance Salvage Inc. vs. Township of Southampton Zoning Board of Adjustment will be argued before Judge Bookbinder at the Burlington County Courthouse, 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, NJ in court room 7C.
On November 22, 2016, Allied submitted a Brief and Exhibits to the court.
On December 30, 2016, the defendant, Southampton Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, filed a trial brief.
On January 13, 2017, Allied submitted a Letter Brief in response to the defendant's brief.
On May 12, 2016, the Southamton Zoning Board passed two resolutions. Allied has filed challenging these actions in court.
Allied Recycling - 3.7MB
Litigation, COMPLAINT filed against Southampton Township, June 27, 2016
Two recently passed resolutions were:
To view some of the very large trucks that leave the Allied site click here!
Since 2011, the new owner, Allied Recycling has been accepting cars, aluminum, computers, and appliances. Even the old train from the Mount Holly McDonalds!
When the junkyard was established they were just accepting cars. The cars would be taken out and scrapped but since 2010 the new owner is dismantling and working on site creating a lot of noise in this quiet Pinelands Rural Development neighborhood of Southampton Township.
Back in June of 2011, Southampton Township sent Last Chance Auto Salvage a violation notice, and penalties are still accruing. (see attached May 7, 2012 letter) In June of 2012, the Pinelands Commission issued its violation letter.
[+ ZOOM] Large trucks have been seen leaving the site since 2011.
Allied Recycling of Mount Holly submitted an application to the Pinelands Commission in 2012, to obtain and Certificate of Filing so they could go before the Southampton Township Zoning Board. They submitted the application for a Junk-Salvage-Recycling Yard. Click to review a September 4, 2012 letter by the Pinelands Commission about the site conditions.
The Certificate of Filing was issued on January 2, 2013, for the development of a weigh station, concrete pad and new driveway. All of which was installed without an application to the Pinelands Commission or Southampton Township prior to the work. The Certificate of Filing indicates this development was in violation fo the Southampton Township land use ordiances and the Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). The issuance of the certificate allow Allied to proceed to the Township with it's application.
Allied Recycling first appeared before the Southampton Zoning Board on March 14, 2013.(click here for meeting minutes).
[+ ZOOM] Residents gave testimony and presented images of the large trucks that now leave the site.
Following this meeting the Southampton Township Attorney issued a memo to the Board. (click to review)
Allied Recycling again appeared before the Southampton Zoning Board on September 19, 2013. Following more testimony by Allied Recycling, the board denied the request for a Certificate of Non-Conforming Use (Resolution 2013-10) and Allied Recycling then took the matter to court. Documents pertaining to the case are below.
On April 10, 2014, Judge Bookbinder heard oral arguments and issued the following Order:
[+ ZOOM] Southampton Zoning Board meeting - July 2014 ©PPA
Allied is now back before the Southampton Township Zoning Board. On July 10, 2014 the Board passed a resolution stating that based on testimony, that the sole purpose of Last Change Auto in 1982 was to sell auto parts (click here to review Resolution 2014-8Z).
On July 31, the Southampton Zoning Board addressed two more portions of the application submitted by Allied Recycling. The Board declared that the current ongoing business was "not substantially similar" to the previous use of the property (to view click here). The second resolution declared that Allied has made a substantional change in activities at the site since 1982 (to view click here).
The Board heard the D-variance request and presentations at September and October board meetings. At the September Zoning Board meeting Allied had an witness that presented a Noise Study that was completed in September on the property. To view click here.
At the November 13, 2014 Zoning Board Meeting the board denied the D-1 Variance request by Allied.
After the November 13, 2014 Zoning Board denial Allied Recycling filed in court against Southampton Township Zoning Board. On Friday, August 21, 2015 Judge Bookbinder again remanded the case back to the Southampton Zoning Board. Click here to read his decision!
Recent court documents filed by Southampton Township
Recent court documents filed by Allied
Transcripts of prior Southampton Township Zoning Board Meetings:
Traffic Evaluation Analysis submitted:
Older Court documents filed by Allied Recycling
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