Reporting 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.
First Montgomery Group is seeking to join up with the Fair Share Housing Center in pursuit of a court order to allow for 844 homes at the club, 20% of which would be set aside for low to moderate income units.
Cherry Hill Township spokeswoman Bridget Palmer says they were hoping FMG would hold true to its promise to keep the course as open space.
“It’s just another example of the way that they’ve done nothing really but try and lie and deceive our community,” she says.
Township and county officials have promised to fight the plan.
“Our stance has not changed and our stance won’t change,” Palmer says. “We won’t be threatened. We won’t be bullied. We’ll continue to fight this until the end.
Repeated attempts to reach FMG and their legal counsel proved unsuccessful.