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Conditional Use
Procedure for consideration of conditional use application.
An application for any condition use as specified in the various districts of this chapter shall be considered by the Board of Supervisors according to the following procedure:
A. Conditional use application. An application shall be submitted, in writing, to the Township Manager. Such applications shall include, as a minimum, a tentative sketch plan indicating basically how the applicant intends to develop the property and sufficient data to document compliance with the applicable standards of this chapter. The Board of Supervisors shall schedule a public hearing on said application within 60 days, unless this time limit is waived by the applicant.
B. Public hearing. Prior to deciding to approve or deny the use of a tract for the proposed use, the Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing thereon, pursuant to public notice. At least 45 days prior to the date of the hearing, one copy of the development proposal and all additional submitted information shall be transmitted to the Township [planning agency and one to the Montgomery County Planning Commission, together with a request that these agencies submit recommendations regarding said use.
C. To the extent permitted by law, all burdens of proof, persuasion and going forward with the evidence shall be upon the landowner in connection with any conditional use application before the Board of Supervisors. In allowing a conditional use, the Board of Supervisors may attach such reasonable conditions and safeguards, in addition to those expressed in the chapter, as it may deem necessary to implement the purposes of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and this chapter. In addition, any conditional use application shall be subject to the provisions of § 182-199B applicable to special exceptions.