40:55D-149 Submission by municipality prior to adoption of ordinance to county planning board.
13. a. Prior to adoption of a development transfer ordinance or of any amendment of an existing development transfer ordinance, the municipality shall submit a copy of the proposed ordinance, copies of the development transfer and utility service plan elements of the master plan adopted pursuant to section 19 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-28) and capital improvement program adopted pursuant to section 20 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-29), proposed municipal master plan changes necessary for the enactment of the development transfer ordinance, and the real estate market analysis to the county planning board. If the ordinance and master plan changes involve agricultural land, then the county agriculture development board shall also be provided information identical to that provided to the county planning board.
b.The county planning board, upon receiving the proposed development transfer ordinance and accompanying documentation, shall conduct a review of the proposed ordinance with regard to the following criteria:
(1)consistency with the adopted master plan of the county;
(2)support of regional objectives for agricultural land preservation, natural resource management and protection, historic or architectural conservation, or the preservation of other public values as enumerated in subsection a. of section 8 of P.L.2004, c.2 (C.40:55D-144);
(3)consistency with reasonable population and economic forecasts for the county; and
(4)sufficiency of the receiving zone to accommodate the development potential that may be transferred from sending zones and a reasonable assurance of marketability of any instruments of transfer that may be created.
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