Write a 3 page essay on Inc. Boy Scouts of America v. Blue Lake Township.
Planners, especially landowners and others working on their behalf should know about it because it means that they will have to prove an extreme violation of their rights in order to prevail in court. On the other hand, land use zoning regulations and amendments are made easier for municipalities by this decision because they will be supported by the courts as long as they are perceived to have been enacted for the overall public good in good faith and reasonable notice is given to those potentially affected by proposed changes, so that they could have any concerns they may have debated at appropriate public meetings. Boy Scouts Concerns The original zoning ordinance for the Boy Scouts property in 1981 classified it as Forestry-Recreation (FR). Among other uses, this permitted campgrounds and recreational trails consistent with typical Boy Scout activities. It also permitted single family dwellings, but only when used in conjunction with allowed activities. In 1996 the Township developed a master plan proposing to divide the FR classification into sub-classifications to accommodate both camps and residences, and in 2002 posted a notice of a meeting of the planning commission to receive comments those that could be affected by proposed changes.