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Lancaster lawmakers approve moratorium on rezoning

Lancaster Town officials voted Monday night to curb runaway development by imposing a moratorium on rezoning that could conflict with an impending comprehensive plan.

The six-month freeze would stop the processing of rezoning applications and avoid land use development that could counter the master plan that officials hope to complete by March 2018.

Lancaster Town Councilman John Abraham introduced the resolution on Aug. 21 and the issue was put before a public hearing on Sept. 5.

Town officials recently held the second of three public meetings on the comprehensive plan in the Village of Depew's Senior Center. The goal isĀ to establish a policy guide for land use with an eye toward growth and preservation. The final meeting is scheduled for early next year, said Councilwoman Dawn Gaczewski.

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