Cannon Road subdivision hearing postponed until Sept. 8
The Inland Wetland Commission public hearing on an application for an eight-lot conservation subdivision of 55.261 acres on Cannon Road has been postponed again — this time until Thursday, Sept. 8.
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.”
LTWJ, LLC owns the Cannon Road property and plans is to construct eight homes on about 10 acres of upland area and set aside the remaining 45 acres in a conservation easement.
The conservation area would be adjacent to existing lands of the Wilton Land Conservation Trust and “expand upon those protected areas,” according to an environmental impact statement provided by Environmental Land Solutions, LLC (ELS).
The property is in an R-2A residential zone and contains a 20-acre central wetland that transects the site, as well as five isolated wetlands in the western portion of the property.
According to the ELS, the residential development on the site would not disturb the wetlands, and “all proposed building locations would be outside of the 100-foot upland review area.”
To prevent impacts to wetland resources, wetland buffers would be “reinforced and permanently demarcated” according to ELS, and “all lots adjacent to wetland will provide an average 60-foot width of maintained wooded buffers to the wetlands from lawn areas.”
Best management practices and development strategies have also been incorporated into the site plans to maintain wetland functions “without significant adverse impact to inland wetlands and watercourses,” according to ELS.
The Inland Wetlands Commission’s public hearing on a six-lot reconfiguration of Brubeck Land Trust property was also postponed until its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Room A of the town hall annex.