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Residents Plan Strategy Meeting to Stop Proposed Trailer Park

Residents of Headley and Newtown Walk plan to strategize Saturday to stop the proposed mobile home park at the Newtown Swim Club property.

Headley residents will meet Saturday to strategize on how to prevent a 56-pad trailer park from coming within feet of their neighborhood.

David Wagner, a Headley Community Homeowners Association board member who organized the meeting, said residents of Newtown Walk will also be attending the meeting. 

The proposal to put a trailer park on the tract that is currently the Newtown Swim Club has generated opposition from surrounding communities. Headley abuts the swim club property; Newtown Walk is just down the road.

Swim Club owner David Platt is working with County Builders to create a residential development on the 16-acre property on Newtown-Yardley Road once the club closes after this summer

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The plans for the mobile home park will likely come before the Newtown Township Planning Commission on Feb. 5. The Planning Commission, an advisory board, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the township Administration Building. 

Township solicitor Jeffrey Garton said it is not yet known if the applicant is seeking any waivers or variances from the township. However, he added, a mobile home park is a “right by use” on that property – meaning the applicant would not have to appear before the township’s Zoning Hearing Board.

The application for a mobile home park was submitted after the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors shot down a plan for townhomes because it exceeded the housing density permitted in that zoning district.

Related links:

  • Trailer Park Plans Likely to be Reviewed by Township at Feb. 5 Meeting
  • Neighbors Mobilizing Against Mobile Home Park
  • Community Reacts to Mobile Home Proposal
See4yourself January 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Everyone should watch the supervisors meeting where the plans were discussed Nov. 28. See link below starting at 32:35 minutes. http://newtownpa.swagit.com/play/12052012-678

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