By David Madden

By David Madden

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — Newly filed court papers in Camden County confirm what many had suggested for months: that the new owners of the Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill want to put hundreds of new homes on the site despite their earlier pledge to keep the golf course open (see related story).

Township officials are vowing to fight the developer’s revised plan.

First Montgomery Group is seeking to join the Fair Share Housing Center in pursuit of  a court order to allow it to build 844 homes on the grounds the club.  Twenty percent of the homes would be set aside for low- to moderate-income units.

Cherry Hill Township spokeswoman Bridget Palmer says they were hoping FMG would hold to its promise to keep the golf course an open space (see previous story).

“It’s just another example of the way that they’ve done nothing really but try and lie and deceive our community,” she said today.

Township and county officials have promised to fight the plan, with Palmer saying they won’t be “threatened” or “bullied.”

Repeated attempts to reach FMG and the company’s legal counsel have proven unsuccessful.

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