Summ v. Zoning Commission

In Summ v. Zoning Commission, 150 Conn. 79, 186 A.2d 160 (1962), a town adopted a certain regulation that authorized the zoning commission, "subject to specified standards and conditions, to issue a special use permit for the use of land for research and development laboratories in any zone in the town." Id., 82. The authority to issue a permit, however, was limited to a total of 240 acres in the entire town. Id., 83. In that case, the amount of affected land was sufficiently restricted so that the plaintiffs, owners of residential property in the town, satisfied the first prong of classical aggrievement. The court held that the plaintiffs could be adversely affected by the adoption of the regulation and were entitled to appeal.