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Warrington developer plans Hilltown-New Britain houses


A Warrington-based developer is interested in building an enclave of 12 single-family homes on a 56-acre property that lies in both Hilltown and New Britain townships.

The proposed development from Hallmark Homes would, if ultimately approved, be on a cul-de-sac that would lie off Curley Mill Road, according to information presented at the Hilltown Board of Supervisors’ Monday evening meeting.

Discussion on the project has mainly occurred before New Britain Township’s supervisors and planning officials, as eight of the envisioned homes would be in that municipality, Hilltown officials said. The remaining four lots would be in Hilltown.

Hallmark Homes is seeking to have the development served by public water and sewer.

In order for the Chalfont-New Britain Township Sewage Authority to review the project, it requires a formal acknowledgement from Hilltown that officials in the neighboring township are aware of the plan, according to Hilltown officials.

At Monday’s meeting, Hilltown supervisors voted to provide that acknowledgement.

It wasn’t immediately clear what timeframe Hallmark Homes was aiming to obtain development approval within from municipal officials – or when the developer is hoping to break ground.

Minutes from the June 17 New Britain Township supervisors meeting indicate that residents had raised concerns about the initially proposed number of streetlights. In addition to a lamppost light at the end of each driveway, each property was to have four large overhead streetlights, the minutes said.

New Britain Township supervisors felt four was too many, but also had safety concerns about proper lighting. They suggested reducing the number to three – to which Hallmark Homes assented, the minutes show.