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New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board
The application of McDonald’s USA, LLC for the property located at 4272 County Line Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-5-49-5. The property is located in the C-2, Commercial, zoning district. The property is The property is improved with a non-residential building containing a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant use, with parking areas, drive aisles and a drive-through facility (use J7). The Applicant proposes a second menu board sign for the drive-through.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA; and through the use of an authorized telecommunications device. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following appeals and/or applications:

The Applicant seeks a variance from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-1302.b to permit an impervious surface ratio of 81.49% on the property, where the maximum ratio permitted by right is 65%, and the property presently has a non-conforming ratio of 81.2%; and (b) from §27-2611.A.4 to permit a directional sign that is 20 square feet in area, where the maximum area permitted by right is 4 square feet. To view zoning attachments, please CLICK HERE. To view grading attachments, please CLICK HERE.

APPLICATION: To view application, CLICK HERE


The application of Edward Mortimer for the property located at 55 Curley Mill Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-1-92. The property is located in the SR-2, Suburban Residential, zoning district. The Applicant proposes to subdivide the property into 2 lots. One lot will contain the existing residential dwelling. The new lot will be a flag lot and will contain a new single-family detached dwelling (use B1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA; and through the use of an authorized telecommunications device. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following appeals and/or applications:

The Applicant seeks a variance from and/or an interpretation of the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-2104.a.2 to permit the new lot to be a residential lane lot with a lot area of 7.32 acres, where the required minimum lot area for a residential lane lot (excluding the lane) is 10 acres; (b) from §27-2112 to allow previously protected wetlands to count toward the required resource protection land; and (c) from §27-2400.d to allow a sanitary sewer lateral to encroach with the delineated wetlands. To view attachments, please CLICK HERE.

APPLICATION: To view application, CLICK HERE


The application of Robert and Kathleen Ferrall for the property located at 209 Creek Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-11-110. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1). The Applicants propose an accessory non-commercial swimming pool use (use H4), pool coping, pool house, pool patio and elated improvements on the properties.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA; and through the use of an authorized telecommunications device. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following appeals and/or applications:

The Applicants propose an accessory non-commercial swimming pool use (use H4), pool coping, pool house, pool patio and elated improvements on the properties. The Applicants seek a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-502.b.1(h)2) to permit an impervious surface ratio of 21.5%, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 8% (applicable to resident). To view attachments, please CLICK HERE.

APPLICATION: To view application, CLICK HERE


The appeal and alternative application of Heather and Brian McKeon for the properties located at 342 Old Limeklin Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel Nos. 26-4-1-4 and 26-4-2-1. The properties are located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The properties are improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA; and through the use of an authorized telecommunications device. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following appeals and/or applications:

The Applicants propose an accessory non-commercial swimming pool use (use H4), pool coping, pool house, putting green, wood deck and related improvements on the properties. The Applicants seek the following relief: (a) the Applicants appeal the Zoning Officer’s determinations dated May 27, 2020 and June 3, 2020 finding that (i) the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 8%; and (ii) the area of the conservation easement on the properties must be deducted when determining the base site area. The Applicants maintain the applicable ratio is 12%; and that the area of the conservation easement should not be deducted; (b) the Applicants assert they are entitled to a variance by estoppel from Zoning Ordinance §27-502.b.1(h)2) and/or 3), §27-503.a.4, and/or §27-2402.b.2; and (c) the Applicants seek variances from Zoning Ordinance §27-502.b.1(h)2) or 3), §27-503.a.4 and/or §27-2402.b.2 to permit an impervious surface ratio of 31.5% on the properties, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 8% (applicable to resident).

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision (To Follow).

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the application and alternative appeal of Gregory and Michelle DeLan for the property located at 159 King Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-4-98-1. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1). The Applicants propose an accessory non-commercial swimming pool use (use H4) on the property.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. through the following means: (a) the Board will meet in person at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA; and (b) through the use of an authorized telecommunications device(s) to allow the applicant(s) and the public to participate. The authorized telecommunications devices being utilized for this public hearing are dial-in telephone and the Zoom meetings platform. Visit www.newbritaintownship.org to view the full meeting agenda, complete copies of the application and accompanying documents. Persons wishing to participate in the public hearing must pre-register with New Britain Township in advance of the hearing by calling (215) 822-1391 or by emailing kharris@newbritaintownship.org. Instructions on how to participate in the public hearing will be provided at that time. Persons who cannot participate in the public hearing may submit written comments or questions in advance of the hearing to New Britain Township through regular mail or by email to nbt@newbritaintownship.org.

The Applicants seek variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-502.b.1(h)2) to permit an impervious surface ratio of 8.94% on the property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 8% (applicable to resident); and (b) from §27-3005 to allow construction of the non-commercial swimming pool and related improvements, if approved, to be commenced within 18 months after the issuance of the applicable zoning permit. In the alternative, the Applicants appeal the Zoning Officer’s determination dated April 16, 2020 finding that the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 8%. The Applicants maintain the applicable ratio is 12%.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The appeal and application of Eric and Kathy Heck for the property located at 301 West Butler Avenue, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel Nos. 26-13-5. The property is located in the C-1, Commercial, zoning district. The Property is improved with a historic building conducting a principal eating place (use J6) and an accessory gift shop (use J1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following appeals and/or applications:

The applicants appeal the Zoning Officer’s determination denying a zoning use permit application for a single-family residential dwelling (use B1) on the property as an abandoned prior non-conforming use. Alternatively, the applicants seek a special exception pursuant to New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-2303 and §27-3101 to expand an asserted non-conforming residential use on the second floor of the property up to 50% of the floor area of the non-conforming use. Alternatively, the applicants seek a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-1201 to conduct a B1 use on the property, where such use is not permitted in the C-1 zoning district.

DECISION: APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

The application of Samuel Saltzman for the property located at 17 Tower Hill Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-21-43. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district. The Property is improved with a single-family detached dwelling developed as part of a cluster subdivision (use B2).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the following appeals and/or applications:

The applicant proposes an accessory non-commercial swimming pool (use H4). The applicant seeks a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-903.a and §27-2105 to permit the accessory non-commercial swimming pool to have a rear yard setback of 15 feet, where the required minimum rear yard setback is 40 feet.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Wendy and William Bingaman for the property located at 110 Keller Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-4-9. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1) and a detached accessory residential garage (use H1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The Applicants propose a detached residential accessory horse turn-out structure (use A1 and/or H13) on the Property. The Applicants seek variances from and/or interpretations of New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance sections 27-305.A1.b.4, 27-305.H13.b.5, 27-502.b.1(c) and/or 27-502.f.1 to permit the horse turn-out structure to have a front yard setback of 65 feet along Upper Stump Road, where the required minimum front yard setback is 100 feet.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Benjamin Goldthorp for the property located at 169 Sellersville Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel Nos. 26-1-95-1, 26-1-95-9 and 26-1-95-10. The property is located in the SR-2, Suburban Residential, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The Applicant proposes a deer fence (use H3) around the perimeter of the property. The Applicant seeks a variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance sections 27-305.H3.b.1(a) and (c) to permit the fence to be 8 feet high, where the maximum permitted fence height is 4 feet in the front yard and 6 feet in all other yards.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Anthony Parini and Denise Fidishun, equitable owners, and Rotelle Development Company, agent, for the property located on the west side of Swamp Road (Route 313)just south of its intersection with Stump Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-4-19-4. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The Applicants propose to construct a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on an existing lot.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The Applicants seek variances from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-502.b.1(a), §27-2101 and §27-2102 to allow the single-family detached residential dwelling on a lot with a lot area of 39,602 square feet, where the required minimum lot area is either 80,000 square feet or 1 acre (43,560 square feet) if the lot was lawful when created; (b) from §27-502.b.1(b) and §27-2103 to allow a single-family detached dwelling on a lot with a lot width at the front building setback line of 155 feet, where the required minimum lot width at the front building setback line is 175 feet; (c) from §27-502.b.1(c) to permit a front yard setback of 80.7 feet, where the required minimum front yard setback is 100 feet; (d) from §27-502.b.1(h)2) to permit an impervious surface ratio of 11.9%, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 8%; and (e) from §27-502.b.3 and §27-505 to permit disturbance of more than 50% of the agricultural soils on the property.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of 84 Schoolhouse Road, L.P., for the property located at 84 Schoolhouse Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-5-3. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district. The property is unimproved. The Applicant proposes a use B3, Single-Family Semidetached Dwelling, residential subdivision of the property, containing 14 dwelling units.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA to resume the hearings on the amended application of 84 Schoolhouse Road, L.P., for the property located at 84 Schoolhouse Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-5-3.

The Applicant proposes a use B3, Single-Family Semidetached Dwelling, residential subdivision of the property, containing 12 dwelling units. The Applicant seeks a special exception pursuant to New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-901.b and §27-3103 to permit the proposed B3 use on the property in the RR zoning district. The Applicant also seeks variances from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-903.a and §27-2101.a to permit lot areas of less than the required minimum 15,000 square feet; (b) from §27-903.a and §27-2103 to permit lot widths of less than the required minimum 75 feet; (c) from §27-903.a and §27-2105 to permit front yard setbacks of less than the required minimum 50 feet; (d) from §27-2105 and §27-2108.f.3 to permit rear yard setbacks of less than the required minimum 60 feet (developer); (e) from §27-2108.f.3 to permit building coverage ratios on the individual lots in excess of the maximum 12% ratio permitted by right (developer); (f) from §27-2108.f.3 to permit impervious surface ratios on the individual lots in excess of the maximum 26% permitted by right (developer); (g) from §27-2400.f.1 to permit more than 20% of the existing woodlands/forest on the Property to be disturbed, where the maximum amount of permitted disturbance is 20% (80% protection); and (h) from §27-2113 and §27-2401.b. to permit building envelopes on the lots less than the required minimum 10,000 square feet and to permit buildings to be erected on such lots and in such building envelopes.

DECISION: TBD- Hearing continued from August 15, 2019 is tentatively rescheduled for September 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
REVISED PLAN: To review the revised plan, please CLICK HERE.

COVID-19 New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board Procedures for September 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: 84 Schoolhouse Road, L.P., TMP#: 26-005-003.
The New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will conduct this hearing in compliance with any and all federal, state, county, and local restrictions that have been put in place in order to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). To review the procedures for the hearing, please CLICK HERE.


The application of Erik Sims for the property located at 106 Stone Creek Lane, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-4-17-4. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The Applicant proposes a detached accessory barn structure intended for an agricultural and/or general farming use (use A1) on the Property. The Applicant seeks variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-502.b.1(g)1) and/or 2) to permit a building coverage ratio of 4.26% on the property, where the maximum building coverage ratio permitted by right is 4% (applicable to developer) and/or 6% (applicable to resident); (b) from §27-502.b.1(h)1) and/or 2) to permit an impervious surface ratio of 13% on the property, where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 6% (applicable to developer) and/or 8% (applicable to resident); (c) from §27-2400.i to allow disturbance of and intrusion into zone 1 and/or zone 2 of the required riparian buffer; and (d) from §27-2400.i.1 and 2 to allow certain uses in zone 1 and/or zone 2 of the riparian buffer where such proposed uses are not allowed within the riparian buffer.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Corrine Marin and Arielle Bianchimano for the property located at 95 King Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-4-42-3. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The property is improved with a detached single-family residential dwelling (use B1) and residential accessory storage structure.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The Applicants propose to conduct a home occupation use (use H15), specifically a reseller of general goods on the Amazon marketplace, within the existing single-family detached dwelling and/or accessory structure on the property. The Applicants seek a special exception pursuant to New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-501.b and §27-3103 to permit the proposed H15 use on the property in the WS zoning district. The Applicants appeal the Zoning Officer’s determination dated August 12, 2019 finding the proposed use to be a wholesale business, wholesale storage and/or warehousing use (use K3). Alternatively, the Applicants seek a variance from Zoning Ordinance §27-501 to permit the proposed home occupation use (use H15) on the property.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Prestige Property Partners, LLC, for the property located on the south side of Old Limekiln Road, the east side of Stump Road, and the north side of Upper Church Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel Nos. 26-4-1, 26-4-1-4 and 26-4-2. The property is located in the WS, Watershed, zoning district. The Applicant proposes to subdivide the property into 12 lots and construct a new single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on each new lot.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The applicant seeks variance from New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance §27-2104.a.2 to permit the lot identified as lot 12 of the residential subdivision to be a residential lane lot with a lot area of 9.32 acres, where the required minimum lot area for a residential lane lot (excluding the lane) is 10 acres.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Mary Margaret Briggs and Robert Byrne for the property located at 245 Forest Park Drive, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-28-103. The property is located in the RR, Residential, zoning district. The Property is improved with a single-family detached dwelling (use B1) developed as part of planned residential development (PRD) (use B11). The applicants propose a non-commercial swimming pool accessory use (use H4).

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The applicant seeks variances from the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-305.B11.c.5 and/or 6 to permit an impervious surface ratio of 45.7% where the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 25% (lot) or 35% (site); (b) from §27-902.c.2 to permit the non-commercial swimming pool to be located within 7 feet of the rear of primary dwelling, where the required minimum setback from the rear of the primary dwelling is 15 feet; and (c) from §27-305.H4.b.2 and §27-902.c.3 to permit a side and rear yard setback of 1 foot, where the required minimum side and rear yard seback is 15 feet.

DECISION: APPROVED. To view decision CLICK HERE


The application of Natalie Litchko for the property located at 722 Upper State Road, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 26-5-81. The property is located in the SR-2, Suburban Residential, zoning district. The property is vacant and unimproved. The applicant proposes to construct a new single-family detached dwelling (use B1) on the Property.

Please take notice that the New Britain Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Britain Township Municipal Building, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA to consider the application:

The Applicant seeks variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the New Britain Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) §§27-802.b and 27-2101 to permit construction of a single-family detached residential dwelling on a lot with an area of 1.8 acres, where the required minimum lot area is 2 acres; (b) from §§27-802.b and 27-2103 to allow a single-family detached dwelling on a lot with a lot width at the front building setback line of 155 fee, where the required minimum lot width at the front building setback line is 200 feet; (c) from the provisions of §27-2102 regarding the construction of a single-family detached dwelling on any lot that was lawful when created and was in separate ownership by recorded plan or deed; and (d) from §27-2400.f.1 to permit more than 20% of the existing woodlands on the Property to be disturbed, where the maximum amount of permitted disturbance is 20%.

DECISION: TBD- AT THE MUTUAL REQUESTS OF THE APPLICANT & TOWNSHIP SOLICITOR, THIS HEARING HAS BEEN CONTINUED TO AUGUST 28, 2019.


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