Bedminster Township face continual pressure from developers to allow high density housing. To some degree, townships are obliged to designate areas for development, and rules for how that land can be developed. But nationwide, there are misgivings about the kind of exurban sprawl that occurred in the past decade or two. Not only is it destroying farmland and threatening waterways and wildlife, the resulting urban sprawl destroys the very things that living in rural areas is all about. As oil prices have risen, the recent trend is a return to urban core cities

An important guide to Bedminster land rules is its Open Space Plan. Click here to read the most current (2008) Open Space Plan (PDF). Understanding it will help you understand Bedminster Township's goals and issues.