Historic courtroom 1 was not packed as expected for Judge Marlene Lynch Ford’s decision on whether the Eagle Ridge development application hearing could move forward.

It’s at least a temporary victory for residents of the Fairways at Lake Ridge adult community.

Attorneys for those homeowners, the developers of the Eagle Ridge Golf Course, and Lakewood Township’s Planning Board made their cases before Superior Court Assignment Judge Marlene Lynch Ford Tuesday afternoon, a mere few hours before the application for the development of the golf course was to be heard before the planning board.

Ford granted an interim restraint for 30 days, allowing the board to reschedule the development hearing for a March meeting.

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