Cannon Road subdivision put off for third time

Owners of the proposed eight-lot subdivision on Cannon Road Sept. 26 again asked for and received a deferral from the Planning and Zoning Commission for their public hearing.

As of Monday, the public hearing is postponed until Oct. 10.

It was the third time the opening of the public hearing had been postponed. It’s not uncommon for developers to postpone the start of their public hearing process, especially when they need to coordinate plans with the Inland Wetlands Commission, which in this case they do. The developers have also postponed the opening of hearings with that commission.

Planned is an eight-lot conservation subdivision of 55.261 acres on Cannon Road. According to Wilton’s subdivision regulations, the purpose of conservation subdivisions is to “allow for a more progressive approach to the subdivision of land and preservation of natural resources and visual assets of the town.”

The Cannon Road property is owned by LTWJ, LLC, under the care of Tom Gunderson, according to the application. Gregory and Adams attorney J. Casey Healy, who is representing property owners, said the land was purchased by Joanna Bailie Gunderson on May 8, 1980.

According to the application, the plan is to construct eight homes on about 10 acres of upland area and set aside the remaining 45 acres in a conservation easement. The property is in an R-2A residential zone and contains significant wetlands. It is classified as forest land under Public Act 490.