R & R Pool & Patio, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Appeals
In R & R Pool & Patio, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 257 Conn. 456, 778 A.2d 61 (2001), Superior Court, Docket No. 316152, the court noted that while the plaintiffs' first site plan application was pending before the planning director, the director inquired whether they intended to have any outdoor displays or storage on the premises. The plaintiffs responded that "they would do whatever the law permitted them to do." Id.
The court stated that "the record indicates that this . . . response was met with a great deal of hostility by the board, as the board felt that the plaintiffs were not being completely forthright in their responses. Yet, despite the tension created by the plaintiffs' response at the hearings, the planning director did not use this response as a reason for the denial of the owners' site plan application."