Two Southampton council members come out against 600-acre luxury golf resort proposal

October 04, 2017 11:46AM

A pair of Southampton Town council members signaled their opposition to a contentious luxury golf resort proposal at a meeting this week. Without their support, an application for the nearly 600-acre project, “the Hills at Southampton” in East Quogue, is not likely to move forward, according to 27east. Southampton Town council members Julie Lofstad and John Bouvier said they would not vote in favor of the project’s findings statement, which is part of the environmental review needed for major developments, because of concerns over The Hills at Southampton’s impact on the aquifer. A council member’s stance on a findings statement is a key indicator to how the board will vote on the final proposal, the report noted. [27east]