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Land Preservation Committee (LPC)

Committee Members:

Shane Hadden, Chair & Secretary
Term to expire 12/31/2020

Chip Jones, Vice-Chair & Assistant Secretary
Term to expire 12/31/2019

Susan Lacy
Term to expire 12/31/2017

John R. Stoltzfus
Term to expire 12/31/2018

Mike Zook
Term to expire 12/31/2020

The Land Preservation Committee was established in 2005 and the first meeting was held February 2006. The committee manages the Land Preservation Program and provides recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the purchase of land easements. This is a five-member committee of volunteers.

The Land Preservation Committee meets six times per year on the odd number months. The first meeting in January is conducted at 8:00 am, followed by a Farmer’s Breakfast which includes presentations on agricultural topics. The remaining five meetings are conducted on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months at 7:00 pm.*  Click here for the complete 2017 meeting schedule.

*Exception:  The May meeting will be held May 23 due to conflict with the Primary Municipal Election.

In the news! 
Click here to read about Pennsylvania’s Farmland Preservation efforts.  To date, 5,000 farms statewide have been preserved for agricultural production.
Click here to read about the Brandywine Conservancy grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.
Click here
to read about the latest grant made in July 2015 to preserve a Honey Brook Township farm.

Land Preservation Plan Update (January 2012)
Land Preservation Plan Update – Appendices (January 2012)

Land Preservation Plan (July 2007)
Land Preservation Plan – Appendices (July 2007)

 

Chester County Conservation District Manure Management Workshop

The Chester County Conservation District (CCCD) will hold a Manure Management Workshop at the Honey Brook Township Administration Building, 500 Suplee Road, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Any equine and small livestock operation that generates or applies manure to the land is welcome to attend.  Pennsylvania Regulations regarding manure management will be discussed, and attendees will be assisted with developing and completing their own written Chapter 91 Manure Management Plan.  Light snacks and refreshments will be provided during the morning.  Lunch will be provided for participants who stay to work on a manure management plan.  Click here for more information.

To register, contact Benjamin Drover at 610-925-4920, extension 100, or e-mail bdrover@chesco.org.  When leaving a message or e-maling, please include your name, address, number of people attending, and a phone number.

 

Transferable Development Rights

Agricultural easements are not the only way by which landowners can protect property from development.  Development rights may be moved from one property to another through the Transfer of Development Rights, or TDRs.

Read about TDRs by clicking here.

Click here to read a Q&A about TDRs.

 

Agricultural Security Area (ASA).

Before a farm can be considered for preservation, it must be part of the Township’s Agricultural Security Area (ASA).  The Honey Brook Township Agricultural Security Area was established by Resolution 10-1988 and renewed with Resolution 7-1997.  Other resolutions have added to the ASA over the years:  Resolution 16-1991, , Resolution 2-2002, Resolution 8-2010, Resolution 9-2002, Resolution 1-2004, Resolution 2-2007, Resolution 6-2010, Resolution 8-2010, and Resolution 8-2012.  The ASA is typically reviewed every seven years, and is in review in 2016.  Want to know more about ASAs?  Read this fact sheet provided by the Brandywine Conservancy.

Read more about the ASA by clicking here.

 

Other Farming Information

Click here for the Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau’s Farming Facts brochure.

 

Summary of Preserved Land

Parcel # Located on Date Closed Method Acreage
22-10-2 September Rd. 7/14/1993 C/S 126.528
22-6-6.8 Pequea Av. 4/18/1994 C/S 37.544
22-8-7 N. Birdell Rd. 5/13/1997 S 96.266
22-5-39 Chestnut Tree Rd. 2000; amended 5/30/2008 Private 33
22-10-46.1*, Grow Rd./ 2001 PP 47.5
22-10-46.2*, Streamfield La.
22-10-44.5*
22-10-40* Beaver Dam Rd. 2001 PP 47.3
22-5-4, Morgantown Rd. 4/25/2003 C 124.453
22-5-5,
22-5-13,
22-5-24
22-6-4.2, Mill Rd. 12/16/2005 C 79.65
22-6-21.1
22-4-47 White School Rd. 9/7/2005 TDR 10
22-4-50.1 Talbotville Rd. 9/7/2005 TDR 26
confidential Morgantown Rd. 12/20/2005 Private 17.9
confidential* Morgantown Rd. 7/31/2007 Donated 94.439
confidential S. Birdell Rd. 11/7/2007 Private 57.7
22-6-5 Walnut Rd. 12/10/2007 C 27
22-7-83 Cambridge Rd. 10/22/2007; amended 7/3/2008 C/CG/M 70.156
22-4-45 Talbotville Rd. 3/11/2008 TDR 22
22-7-84, Cambridge Rd./ 7/9/2009 C/CG/M 75.381
22-7-85, Park Rd.
22-7-87
confidential Welsh Rd. 12/17/2009 C/M, Private 67.816
22-7-29, Pleasant View Rd./ Horseshoe Pk. 12/7/2009 C/CG/M 136.409
22-7-49.1B
22-7-95.1 Horseshoe Pk. 5/6/2010 C/CG/M 64.477
22-7-85.1A Cambridge Rd. 9/20/2010 C/CG/M 87.582
22-5-25 Chestnut Tree Rd. 9/23/2010 C/CG/M 39.679
22-6-7 Pequea Av. 1/31/2011 C/CG/M 35.969
22-3-46 Twin Valley Rd. 6/21/2011 C/CG/M 124.89
22-7-60.2 Stoltzfus La. 6/21/2011 C/CG/M 53.89
22-7-60 Stoltzfus La. 6/21/2011 C/CG/M 60.09
22-7-61 Stoltzfus La. 6/21/2011 C/CG/M 54.95
22-4-35, Talbotville Rd. 6/21/2011 C/CG/M 46.61
22-4-36,
22-4-41,
22-4-57
22-9-21.3, King Rd. 6/21/2011 C/CG/M 87.88
22-9-27
22-5-25, Chestnut Tree Rd. 8/9/2012 C/S 29
(23-4-20 – West Nantmeal)
22-3-33, Given Rd./Talbotville Rd. 12/18/2012 C/M 51.87
22-3-37
22-3-33.1, Poplar Rd. 12/18/2012 C/M 63
22-3-35.2
22-6-34.1, Walnut Rd. 12/18/2012 C/M 119
22-6-36
22-10-8 Beaver Dam Rd. 3/25/2013 C/S 99.74
22-7-9.3 Suplee Rd. 6/26/2013 C/M 45
22-10-1.1 Compass Rd. 8/21/2013 C/M 69
22-9-19 Compass Rd. 9/19/2013 C/M 66
22-4-11, White School Rd. 12/13/2013 C/M, Private 80.49
22-4-47.1,
22-4-47.2,
22-4-77.1A
22-10-9 Beaver Dam Rd. 12/13/2013 C/M 47.34
22-4-67 Todd Rd. 12/13/2013 C/M 27.11
22-4-4.1 Welsh Rd. 4/11/2014 M/PP 63.639
22-7-95.6 Horseshoe Pk. 5/15/2014 C/M 42.77
22-5-22 Suplee Rd. 8/6/2014 C 70.46
22-4-3, Todd Rd. 8/12/2014 C/M 92.705
22-4-66
22-8-11, Forrest Rd. 9/10/2014 C/M 100.64
22-5-38,
22-5-37
22-9-19.1 Compass Rd. 9/16/2014 C/M 52.08
22-4-46,         22-4-48 Given Rd./ Talbotville Rd. 12/8/2014 C/M 73.443
22-8-17 N. Birdell Rd. 12/8/2014 C/M 92.72
22-7-46.1 Suplee Rd. 2/23/2015 C/M 33.066
22-4-3.1 Todd Rd. 3/30/2015 C/M 42.5127
22-8-22 N. Birdell Rd. 8/26/2015 C/M 20.9434
22-3-59 Horseshoe Pk. 9/3/2015 C/M 103.3
22-10-35* Beaver Dam Rd. 9/22/2015 C/M 47.4054
22-7-49.1C Pleasant View Rd 10/28/2015 C/M 56.913
22-4-69,         22-4-76 White School Rd. 11/5/2015 C/M 123.303
22-7-63.1,       22-7-64 Compass Rd. 3/22/2016 C/M 65.653
22-10-11.1,         22-7-89.1,          22-7-89.2 Park Rd. 9/16/2016 C/M/CG 43.41
22-10-11 Park Rd. 9/20/2016 C/M/CG 64.46
22-10-44,         22-10-44.1 Beaver Dam Rd. 10/3/2016 C/M/CG 60.38
Total acres in HBT; 16,135 Total preserved acres 3,800.413
Acres of farmland 11,109    
Percentage total land preserved 23.55% Percentage farmland preserved 34.21%
  Acres pending preservation 616.723
Key
C = county
C/S = county/state ag pres program
CG = challenge grant
S = state
C/M = county/ municipal ag pres program
PP = preservation partnership
TDR = transfer of development rights
Private = non-profit or other
 * = RC district; not farmland

 

Last updated:  March 20, 2017.