Red Hill Coalition, Inc. v. Conservation Commission
In Red Hill Coalition, Inc. v. Conservation Commission, 212 Conn. 710, 563 A.2d 1339 (1989) the conservation commission of the town of Glastonbury argued that Julianne Steffens, president of the Red Hill coalition, lacked standing to appeal under 22a-19 because Steffens had not intervened in the underlying administrative proceeding. Id., 715-16.
The Supreme Court disagreed and concluded that "by joining the coalition's appeal to the Superior Court . . . Steffens was not statutorily required to file a notice of intervention before the commission." Id., 716.
The court in Red Hill Coalition, Inc., also concluded that Thomas Fitzgerald, another plaintiff, had standing. Red Hill Coalition, Inc. v. Conservation Commission, supra, 212 Conn. 716. Because Fitzgerald was an abutting landowner of the challenged subdivision, however, he was considered "traditionally aggrieved"; id.