Newhall Ranch Back in Spotlight
The Sierra Club and The Newhall Land and Farming Co. are squaring off again over the Newhall Ranch project, as well as a long-term development plan for land bordering the Santa Clara River...
The Natural River Management Plan will detail where bridges, housing developments and infrastructure can be planned in the remaining riverfront areas.
“Our goal is for all agencies who issue permits on the river to agree with work done in the area,” Newhall Land spokesperson Marlee Lauffer said.
“Rather than piecemealing each project near the river, this plan would be a blueprint for future development,” Lauffer said. “It will be a shared vision of all parties.”
Henry Schultz of the Santa Clarita Sierra Club disputes Lauffer’s claim of diverse involvement on the plan, and refers to the Santa Clarita River Enhancement and Management Plan as “the real plan.”
SCREMP, originating in 1991, included Newhall Land on a 26-member steering committee. A draft of the plan was completed in January.
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