A few months ago we told you that the state had denied permits to build 1,800 new homes at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Lakewood.

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection had originally shut down the construction after citing increased traffic and threats to animals and plants. Now, the state is accepting a compromised development, with just over 1,000 homes instead of 1,800.

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According to the Asbury Park Press, the plan also includes five community centers, a clubhouse and two large retail buildings to be built at the southwest Lakewood site. About a third of an acre of wetlands will be filled, but 2 acres will be added to a 41-acre plot of protected forest land.

The public has until November 30th to give their input. I live in Lakewood, and to be honest I can't wait to get out. It's almost a joke at this point to complain about the traffic and over-development, but it's all true.

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