Buddhist Temple Faces Wetlands Restrictions and Community Opposition

February 23, 2004

Source: The Newtown Bee


On February 23, 2004 the The Newtown Bee reported, "A judge has dismissed an administrative appeal brought by five Boggs Hill Road area residents against the Conservation Commission, over its November 2002 issuance of a wetlands permit to the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut for the society's controversial proposal to build a 7,600-square-foot Buddhist temple and meeting hall at 145 Boggs Hill Road... The Buddhist society's proposal to build the temple/meeting hall on its site, where it has a monastery, attracted heavy opposition from many Boggs Hill Road area residents. Those residents have charged that the Buddhists' proposal to hold five major festivals at the site each year would draw heavy traffic to a quiet neighborhood, posing traffic hazards on the winding residential street."

See also: Buddhism, Zoning