More Land Saved from Development

More Land Saved from Development Burlington County Freeholders today approved the preservation of a 66-acre farm on Jacksonville-Mount Holly Road in Springfield and Eastampton townships.

The County will buy the development rights to the property, owned by the Estate of Angeline Puglia, for $346,500, to preserve the land through an easement.

“This is a beautiful property in the County’s farm belt adjacent to other preserved and targeted farms that we are fortunate to be able to permanently protect to foster the continued viability of agriculture in the area,” said Freeholder Bill Haines, Jr.

The farm, currently used for corn and soybean production, is located near the Oxmead Road intersection adjacent to the preserved VonLintig farm and targeted Specca Farm. The majority of the property is in Springfield Township.

The County Agricultural Development Board granted final approval of the landowner’s application at its July 10 meeting. The County expects to receive about 70% funding from the State Agricultural Development Committee toward the easement purchase. Springfield will contribute 5% local cost share and Eastampton 20%.

Burlington County’s farmland preservation totals about 200 farms representing more than 27,000 acres.

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Author: Press Release--Burlington County

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