The resolution of a four-lot subdivision application was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Feb. 22. The vote was 6-1-1. The application, filed by 183 Ridgefield Road LLC, sought to divide, into four residential building lots and one open space lot, an undeveloped 10.9-acre parcel that abuts 183 Ridgefield Road. Commissioner Joe Fiteni had been troubled by the steepness of the existing driveway and thought it could pose a problem for mitigating drainage. To address his concerns, Town Planner Bob Nerney amended the resolution to require \u201cdouble basin structures\u201d along the driveway. Fiteni and Franklin Wong had both been concerned with school bus pickup, as four residential lots could mean four families with four sets of children. In response to this, the resolution was amended to require that a driveway stay 22 feet wide to a point 110 feet away from the property\u2019s frontage on Ridgefield Road. That way, parents dropping off their children at the bus stop there wouldn\u2019t have to pull out into Ridgefield Road to turn around and head back up the hill. Commissioner Keith Rodgerson could not reconcile himself to vote for the approval of the subdivision application. He held that it did not conform with the Wilton Plan of Conservation and Development, and argued that it must. \u201cOur regulations come from the Plan of Conservation and Development,\u201d Rodgerson said. \u201cI have a hard time looking at this development and being able to come to the conclusion that it conforms with our Plan of Conservation and Development.\u201d He said there are items in the Plan of Conservation and Development concerning \u201chistoric preservation, housing goals, and watershed impacts\u201d that \u201crun counter to this proposed subdivision.\u201d Fiteni disagreed with Rodgerson. \u201cYes, the Plan of Conservation and Development guides our actions, and it influences our document. However, we have a set of regulations, and what is before us is if we have an applicant who conforms with the written regulations \u2014 not the Plan of Conservation and Development.\u201d Rodgerson did not accept that. \u201cIt is spelled out very specifically in [the Plan of Conservation and Development] that these subdivisions should be designed in conformity with the plan of conservation for Wilton.\u201d \u201cI would beg to differ,\u201d Fiteni countered. \u201cYes [the regulations] do contain a reference to [the plan]; I\u2019m not denying that, but \u2026 we need to judge by the book.\u201d \u201cThe Plan of Conservation and Development does not have any regulatory authority. The regulatory authority is within the subdivision regulations,\u201d he argued. Fiteni and Rodgerson resigned themselves to disagreement and the meeting continued. When it came time to approve or deny the resolution, Rodgerson voted against. Voting for were Fiteni, Chair Sally Poundstone, Franklin Wong, Peter Shiue, and Rick Tomasetti. Secretary Doris Knapp did not attend the meeting. It was the first regular meeting of newly appointed Commissioner Andrea Preston and she therefore abstained.