Zoning Hearing Board

 

The Zoning Hearing Board consists of three members, with one alternate, appointed by the Board of Supervisors for three-year terms. The main purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board is to ensure fair and equitable application and administration of the Zoning Ordinance by hearing appeals on the Zoning Officer’s decisions and by granting relief from the enforcement of the ordinance in certain hardship situations. The Board has no legislative power; it can neither make nor modify zoning policy and it does not have enforcement powers.  It is a quasi-judicial body; that is, its powers are to some extent judicial in nature. The Board schedules hearings on applications and appeals that come before it, takes evidence, and issues written decisions with findings of fact and conclusions of law. Decisions of the Zoning Hearing Board are final and cannot be overruled by the Board of Supervisors.  However, both the applicant and the Board of Supervisors have the right to appeal the decision to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.  The Board’s activities are limited to those permitted by the Municipalities Planning Code and the East Bradford Township Zoning Ordinance.

The Zoning Hearing Board convenes on an as-needed basis.  Scheduled hearings are listed on the calendar.  To submit an application to the Board, visit the Forms & Docs Page.

MEMBERS & TERMS

Alfred Gollatz, Esq. 12/31/21
Kamil Ali-Jackson 12/31/20
P. Andrew Schaum, Esq. 12/31/21
Alternate: Daniel Bush, Esq.  12/31/20
Alternate: Dr. Seth Whitelaw  12/31/20
Staff contact: Melissa Needles, Zoning Officer

 

 

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