Plaintiff filed its unverified Complaint on April 11, 2008, appealing pursuant to G. L. c. 40A, § 17, a decision of Defendant Uxbridge Zoning Board of Appeals dated March 25, 2008 (the ZBA Decision) which upheld the decision (the Denial) of the Uxbridge Building Inspector (the Building Inspector) denying Plaintiffs application for a building permit for Locus, as defined in the Land Court Decision. A case management conference was held on June 26, 2008.
Plaintiff filed its Motion for Summary Judgment on March 27, 2009, together with supporting memorandum, Statement of Undisputed Facts, and Affidavits of Donald Seaberg (engineer) and Jeffrey Roelofs, Esq. Defendant filed its Opposition and Cross Motion for Summary Judgment on May 6, 2009, together with supporting memorandum and Supplemental Statement of Undisputed Facts. A hearing was held on both motions on September 16, 2009, at which time both motions were taken under advisement. A decision of todays date (the Land Court Decision) has been issued.
In accordance with that decision it is:
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that a common driveway is a permitted use under the 2004 Uxbridge Zoning Bylaw (the 2004 Bylaw).
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that Driveway B on Locus is not subject to setback requirements under the 2004 Bylaw.
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that the ZBA Decision was arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable and beyond the scope of authority of Defendant.
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment is ALLOWED and Defendants Cross Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED.
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that, given that the sole basis of the ZBA Decision and the Denial related to whether Driveway B was allowed on Locus under the 2004 Bylaw, and in light of this courts conclusion that such driveway is not prohibited by the 2004 Bylaw, the Building Inspector is to issue a building permit with respect to the eight-unit residential building on Locus that Plaintiff applied for in September 2007.
By the court. (Sands, J.)