Special Use Permit: Reopening An Existing Landfill Increases Use Intensity

Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am
Land Use Law Report, Volume 41, Number 10

A town denied a neighboring city’s application to reopen a landfill because doing so would constitute a change in the intensity of the property’s use.

Facts: The City of Meriden, Connecticut owns a piece of land in the Town of Wallingford, Connecticut that used to be a landfill. Though the landfill had been long-closed, Meriden sought to build a "disposal cell" on about six acres of the landfill property. Meriden planned to dispose of debris from public works projects, such as street sweepings and bricks, in the disposal cell. It did not plan to dispose of trash in the disposal cell. Meriden estimated that the disposal cell wou[..]


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