Land Use And Planning

Anderson, Reynolds & Lynch has had extensive experience as general and special counsel to Connecticut government entities as well as private property owners involving all aspects of municipal issues such as land use regulation, wetlands, water and sewer issues, assessments and taxation. Specifically, we have provided general land use advice and defended land use claims and appeals for the land use agencies in numerous municipalities. We have also represented private property owners in connection with such matters in various locations in Connecticut.

Our approach representing municipalities land use matters is based on practical, preventive advice. We work closely with town planners and land use agencies to insure that potential legal issues are identified early, when an application is filed, so that the commission members may have the benefit of appropriate technical advice and guidance in the creation of a strong record. With this approach, we have been very successful in avoiding unnecessary appeals and in defending appeals. In the long term, this approach helps a town reduce exposure to appeals and federal taking claims, and saves town resources, since a successful defense can be better conducted based on the record.

Further, due to our extensive experience with many issues raised by land use commissions, many questions can be addressed quickly, without the need for lengthy research and written memoranda.