§ 131-30 - Lot and site layout.

§ 131-30 - Lot and site layout.

The layout of lots and sites shall conform to the specifications and the requirements of the zoning regulations where in force and shall be appropriate for the intended construction. If allowed in the zoning regulations, a subdivision plat may be designed for cluster or planned unit development, provided that all requirements of these and such zoning regulations are met. The layout of lots and sites shall be in conformance with the following conditions:

  1. The lot size, width, depth, shape, orientation and the minimum building setback lines shall be appropriate for the location of the subdivision and for the type of development and use contemplated.
  2. All lots must front on a street.
  3. Lot dimensions and area shall not be less than the requirements of the zoning ordinance and as required by soil or topography conditions. Lots shall be sized according to the land suitability standards set forth in 131-29.
  4. Where there is a question as to the suitability of a lot or lots for its or their intended use due to the presence of such factors as rock formations, steep slopes, unusual surface configurations, tendency to periodic flooding, poor drainage, unsuitable soil or soils and inadequate capacity for sanitary sewer disposal, even if the lot complies with the size requirements in 131-29, the Planning board may, after adequate investigation, withhold approval of such lot or lots or require modifications to such lots.
  5. The lot length-to-width ration should generally not exceed three-to-one (3:1).
  6. Corner lots should have extra width sufficient to permit a setback on each street.
  7. Where extra width has been dedication for widening of existing streets, lots shall begin at such extra width line, and all setbacks shall be measured from such line.
  8. Sidelines of lots shall generally be at right angles to straight streets and radial to curved streets.
  9. Lots fronting on two (2) parallel streets will not, in general, be approved.
  10. Where lots abut existing roads with a high traffic volume, at the discretion of the Planning Board, marginal access roads or reversed frontage approach may be required to minimize the number of driveways and/or streets, which have access to the high volume streets.
  11. Existing nonresidential-use or multifamily-dwelling use land shall not be subdivided into a shape or size, which will not enable the existing (and assumed to be continued) use to conform to the standards of the Site Plan Review Regulations.
  12. The clustering of lots may be permitted and is encouraged for the preservation of open space, to promote efficient use of land and to provide flexibility in subdivision design. Where clustered lots are proposed, the minimum lot size shall be as determined by the Planning Board, based upon the character of the land involved, the type of housing proposed and other pertinent factors, provided that the total number of lots shall remain at substantially the same overall density as required in a conventional subdivision layout, with all requirements of the Subdivision Regulations being met.
  13. The area, which is not designated for lots, shall be consolidated into open space. The common space shall be designed as an integral part of the development and used for recreation, conservation or park purposes and be accessible to at least the owners and occupants of the lots in the cluster development. The common open space shall be so defined on the subdivision plan and shall be made subject to a deed restriction, which shall thereafter prohibit further subdivision of open space or the use of the open space for purposes other than originally designated.
Lot and site layout.

part number

131-30