I would imagine it depends on what your zoning regs say. Ours say that a
nonconforming use shall not be re-established if it has been discontinued
for 2 or more years. In West Windsor, the owner would have to get
conditional use approval before re-establishing the gravel pit.
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Subject: Re: pre-existing use
I have a new owner of a parcel that once was a gravel pit,
grandfathered as it exisited prior to our adoption of zoning
regulations. It has not been operated as a gravel pit for at least a
dozen years. He wants to know what he has to do to sell
gravel. Doesn't need Act 250 as it meets thier criteria as pre-existing.
We allow gravel and sand pits as a conditional use. Does the new
owner need to obtain a conditional use permit?
Our regulations speak to non-conforming uses and structures, but does
not mention this situation - conditional use.
Any thoughts would be most welcome!
Thanks in advance.