§ 131-39 - Scattered or premature development.

§ 131-39 - Scattered or premature development.

  1. Scattered or premature subdivision of land as would involve danger or injury to health, safety or prosperity by reason of lack of water supply, drainage, transportation, school, fire department or other public services, or that a lack of these facilities would be a hazard or necessitate an excessive expenditure of public funds for the supply of such services shall not be approved by the Board. The Planning Board may, if the situation warrants, approve an entire subdivision, allowing only a portion thereof to be developed each year. This phased development would help permit an orderly expansion within the town of its services to match growing needs.
  2. The following items shall be considered in determining whether the proposed subdivision is scattered or premature and the subdivider may be required to have studies made under guidelines established by the Planning Board to determine the effect that the proposed subdivision may have on:
    1. Distance from nearest elementary school.
    2. Capacity of school system and effect on school bus transportation.
    3. Adequacy of access street(s) and/or sidewalk(s).
    4. Adequacy of water supply for domestic and firefighting purposes.
    5. Potential health problems due to on-site sewage systems and/or water supply.
    6. Potential fire protection problems due to location and/or special conditions relative to type of use.
    7. Potential special policing problems.
    8. Potential drainage problems, both on the site and down-stream.
    9. Causing an excessive expenditure of public funds.
    10. Other potential problems within the meaning or purpose of this section.
Scattered or premature development.

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131-39