When Baltimore County agreed to limit the redevelopment of a defunct golf course in Lutherville to nine homes, instead of the 100 a developer wanted, local preservationists celebrated a victory.
Neighbors of the old Chestnut Ridge Country Club and members of the Valleys Planning Council say the 2012 decision helped protect the area's character.
Now they say they are surprised — and disappointed — to learn the victory was short-lived.
The County Council has reversed the decision, and granted a request from the developer to allow dozens of homes.
"It's an environmentally sensitive site," said Liz Buxton, executive director of the Valleys...