Perry Township residents burst into applause Wednesday night when the township planning commission voted unanimously to deny approval of preliminary plans to turn the Perry Golf Course into an industrial park.
More than 75 residents were packed into the small meeting room for the session, which was preceded by a small-scale demonstration.
Many of those who demonstrated were residents of Zions Church Road, which the developers have planned on using as the entry point for the industrial park.
Several carried signs that urged moving the entrance to the proposed industrial park to Zweizig Road from Zions Church Road.
Matt Clymer, of Key Development Group, Chester County, the group pursuing the industrial park, said the decision wasn’t unexpected.