Controversial warehouse plan makes headway in rural Warren County

White Twsp, Warren County warehouse site

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – A developer who wants to build almost 3 million square feet of warehouse space on farmland in a predominantly rural township won the latest round in a fight over the project which critics say would clog local roads with traffic and spill contaminated runoff into the adjacent Delaware River.

The Planning Board of White Township in Warren County late Wednesday instructed a special subcommittee to draft an amendment to the town’s master plan that would allow 2.8 million square feet of warehouse space to be built on land owned by the Jaindl Land Company, a Pennsylvania-based developer that also runs turkey farms.

The amendment, if adopted, would also allow for another 2 million square feet of warehouse space to be built on an adjoining parcel that’s separately owned …

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