In re Ross

In In re Ross, 151 Vt. 54, 557 A.2d 490 (1989), the landowner submitted a general and sketchy Act 250 application solely to protect itself against an amendment to the town plan that would set limits on the density of development below those acceptable to the landowner. When the original application was denied as incomplete and the town amended its plan to reduce the allowable development density, the landowner submitted a complete application at a higher density claiming a vested right because of the earlier application. The Court upheld the Environmental Board's denial of the application, holding that no rights vested under a proposal to develop with "inadequate specificity." Id. at 56, 557 A.2d at 491.