Appeal of Planning Board Decision is Filed in Land Court

On April 17th, neighbors and abutters, representing the North Beverly Neighborhood Association, who will suffer irreparable damage if CEA’s North Shore Crossing plaza is realized, have appealed in Land Court the Beverly Planning Board’s March 31 decision to grant a special permit to Steven Cohen and CEA for the project. We, along with three members of the Beverly Planning Board, reject the conclusions of the majority of the Planning Board that this project fulfills all or any special permit criteria. We believe that judicial review of the Board’s decision by the Justices of the Land Court, considering all pertinent information, will lead to a different determination.