New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL)

A policy document prepared in response to the 1986 New Jersey State Planning Act. The plan establishes a series of statewide planning objectives regarding land use, housing, economic development, transportation, natural resource conservation, agriculture and farmland retention, recreation, urban and suburban redevelopment, historic preservation, public facilities and services, and intergovernmental coordination. The plan has been formulated and amended based on a statewide planning process called “cross­-acceptance” that ensures that governments at all levels and the public participate in preparing the plan.