Irwin v. Planning & Zoning Commission

In Irwin v. Planning & Zoning Commission, 244 Conn. 619, 626, 711 A.2d 675 (1998), there was substantial evidence in the record to support the zoning commission's decision to deny the special permit on the basis of expert testimony regarding the fragility of the land, streambelt concerns and septic systems relating to steep slopes and soil types. Irwin v. Planning & Zoning Commission, supra, 244 Conn. at 633. There was substantial evidence to support other reasons cited as well. In that case, the plaintiff sought a special permit to subdivide real property with two interior lots that was contrary to the town's objective to preserve important natural resources. Id. at 623-24.