The East Hampton Village Planning Board, at a meeting last Thursday, asked its planning consultant to draw up an alternate plan for clustering houses on property at the corner of Newtown and Race Lanes.
The 5.68-acre property, known as the Martha Greene estate, is north of the Osborne Lane traffic light, and backs up on the railroad tracks. It contains an old two-story residence and two other buildings, which would be razed.
Vincent Chiavarone Builders and J. Mart Realty had applied to subdivide the land into six house lots, with 25 percent reserved in a conservation easement at the back of the property. The lots would vary in size, averaging about 30,000 square feet each, in a one-acre zone.
The board had previously asked the applicants to consider smaller houses and to come up with a plan that would preserve 50 percent of the land. On