The township hearing on a proposal for townhomes at the Newtown Swim Club property has been postponed again.
The hearing, initially scheduled for June and then delayed until July and then August, has been postponed until September, according to information on the township's website.
"The PRD Hearing for the Newtown Swim Club Townhome project will not be heard at the August 28, 2013 Board of Supervisors Meeting. It will be scheduled for one of the two Board of Supervisors meetings in September. Please check the website and meeting agendas for more information and updates," according to the township website.
Fifty six townhouses are proposed for the Newtown Swim Club property once it closes after this summer. The developer, County Builders, had previously filed an application for a 56-pad trailer park.
However, the trailer park proposal was met with an uproar of dissent from neighboring residents, who said such a development would jeopardize property values in the Headley, Wiltshire Walk and Raintree communities, among others.
In response to the residents’ concerns, the township supervisors in April agreed to a series of parameters set forth by County Builders to construct townhomes instead of a mobile home park on the property.
Recently, some members of the community have pushed for the township to work to save the swim club and operate it as a public facility, but that idea was shut down earlier this month after officials said it would not be fiscally responsible.