§ 131-2 - Purpose.

§ 131-2 - Purpose.

The purpose of these regulations shall be to promote the development of an economically sound and stable community by protecting property values, the natural beauty and environment which provides the primary basis for the town's tourist economy and the unique character of the area and residents; by encouraging subdivision that is in harmony, visually and aesthetically, with rural living and a recreational economy based on our natural resources; by preventing such scattered or premature subdivision of land as would involve danger or injury to health, safety or prosperity by reason of the lack of water supply, drainage, sewage disposal, transportation or other public services or necessitate excessive expenditure of public funds for the supply of such services; to assure the adequate provision of safe and convenient traffic access and circulation, both vehicular and pedestrian, through proper arrangement and coordination of streets and ways within a subdivision in relation to other planned streets; to promote the amenities of the town through the provisions for parks, playgrounds and other recreation areas, preservation of trees and natural or historic features; and secure equitable handling of all subdivision plans by providing uniform procedures and standards for observance, both of the subdivider and the Planning Board. 

Purpose.

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131-2