After months of negotiations between the owner of Tarad Hill and the Township as well as other local land trusts, West Bradford Township Supervisors announced on May 10, 2022 that they had approved the acquisition of a conservation easement from Brandywine Land Holdings Trust on Tarad Hill Farm. This action prevents the threatened residential development we all had feared.
Tarad Hill is a 134-acre farm that has both historic and environmental significance. This farm is the only historic farm in West Bradford that falls within the borders of the nationally designated Worth-Jefferies Rural Historic District, with the rest lying in East Bradford Township. This easement will protect virtually all the unprotected land on this property, which is approximately 65 acres. The remaining acreage is already under conservation easement with the Brandywine Conservancy. The new easement will be held by the North American Land Trust.
Marshallton Conservation Trust would like to express its sincere thanks to everyone who reached out to voice their desire to see this farm protected. It made a difference.
We have a very special community and together we will continue to work toward enhancing the quality of life of our village and beyond for generations to come. Together we can preserve the past, protect the present, and plan for the future.