A property owner at Sweetened Water Farm in Edgartown has appealed a recent planning board decision not to allow him to subdivide his property under the Form A (approval not required) process.

Dwight W. Arundale claims the planning board decision contravenes the law. The appeal was filed in Massachusetts Land Court.

On April 6 the planning board sided with the residents of Sweetened Water Farm, which is restricted to 15 lots under covenants created in the early 1970s, who said any further subdivision would set a precedent and significantly change the character of the neighborhood.