We represented a Cape Cod homeowner whose wetlands permits had expired before he had completed the historic renovation of his cottage and landscaping of his property with pool and plantings.. The local conservation commission had refused to grant permit extensions and yet denied – twice – the new application it purportedly required for the owner to finish his project.

We obtained an order in Superior Court, upheld in the Appeals Court, overturning the Commission’s two denials, eventually mandating that the local board approve the work and issue the necessary permissions. The project was successfully completed without further obstructions.

 

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