Township of New Britain, PA
Bucks County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editor's Note: This chapter was codified and reenacted as part of the adoption of the Code of the Township of New Britain by Ord. 2007-04-01, 4/26/2007.
Attachment 1 - Appendix A Environmental Impact Statement Report Attachment 2 - Table of Use Regulations Attachment 3 - Zoning Map
Part 1 TITLE, PURPOSE, JURISDICTION, CLASSIFICATION OF DISTRICTS AND ZONING MAP

§ 27-100 Title.

§ 27-101 Short Title.

§ 27-102 Purpose.

§ 27-103 Interpretation.

§ 27-104 Separability.

§ 27-105 Establishment of Districts.

§ 27-106 Zoning Districts Map.

§ 27-107 Interpretation of District Boundaries.

Part 2 GENERAL DEFINITIONS

§ 27-200 General Usage and Meanings.

§ 27-201 General Definitions.

Part 3 USE DEFINITIONS AND REGULATIONS

§ 27-300 Applicability of Regulations.

§ 27-301 Uses by Right, Special Exception, Conditional Use and Uses Not Permitted.

§ 27-302 Uses Subject to Other Regulations.

§ 27-303 Temporary Accessory Uses.

§ 27-304 Other Uses.

§ 27-305 Use Definitions and Regulations.

§ 27-306 Land Uses by Zoning District.

Part 4 C/R CONSERVATION AND RECREATION DISTRICT

§ 27-400 Purpose.

§ 27-401 Use Regulations.

§ 27-402 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

Part 5 WS WATERSHED DISTRICT

§ 27-500 Statement of Purpose and Intent for the Watershed District.

§ 27-501 Use Regulations.

§ 27-502 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-503 Base Site Calculations for a B1 Subdivision in the Watershed District.

§ 27-504 Site Capacity Calculations for B1a or B1b Watershed Conservation Subdivision.

§ 27-505 Environmentally Sensitive Land Standards for Watershed District.

§ 27-506 Watershed District Lot Plan.

Part 6 (RESERVED)

§ 27-600 (Reserved)

Part 7 SR-1 SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-700 Purpose.

§ 27-701 Use Regulations.

§ 27-702 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-703 Performance Standards.

Part 8 SR-2 SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-800 Purpose.

§ 27-801 Use Regulations.

§ 27-802 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-803 Performance Standards.

§ 27-804 Accessory Uses/Structures.

Part 9 RR RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-900 Purpose.

§ 27-901 Use Regulations.

§ 27-902 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-903 Performance Standards.

§ 27-904 (Reserved)

Part 10 VR VILLAGE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1000 Purpose.

§ 27-1001 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1002 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-1003 Performance Standards.

Part 11 MHP MOBILE HOME PARK DISTRICT

§ 27-1100 Purpose.

§ 27-1101 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1102 Area and Dimensional Standards.

Part 12 C-1 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1200 Purpose.

§ 27-1201 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1202 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

Part 13 C-2 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1300 Purpose.

§ 27-1301 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1302 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-1303 Performance Standards.

Part 14 C-3 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1400 Purpose.

§ 27-1401 Uses Regulations.

§ 27-1402 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-1403 Performance Standards.

Part 15 OP OFFICE PARK DISTRICT

§ 27-1500 Purpose.

§ 27-1501 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1502 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-1503 Performance Standards.

Part 16 IN INSTITUTIONAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1600 Purpose.

§ 27-1601 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1602 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

Part 17 I INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

§ 27-1700 Purpose.

§ 27-1701 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1702 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-1703 Performance Standards.

Part 18 IO INDUSTRIAL/OFFICE DISTRICT

§ 27-1800 Purpose.

§ 27-1801 Use Regulations.

§ 27-1802 Area and Dimensional Requirements.

§ 27-1803 Performance Standards.

Part 19 FLOODPLAIN OVERLAY DISTRICT REGULATIONS

§ 27-1900 Creation, Purpose, Applicability, and Permits.

§ 27-1901 Abrogation and Greater Restrictions.

§ 27-1902 Definitions.

§ 27-1903 Floodplain Overlay District Boundaries.

§ 27-1904 Requirements of the Floodplain Overlay District.

§ 27-1905 Variances.

§ 27-1906 Administration.

§ 27-1907 Warning and Disclaimer of Liability.

Part 20 AIRPORT OVERLAY DISTRICT

§ 27-2000 Purpose.

§ 27-2001 Definitions.

§ 27-2002 Airport Zones.

§ 27-2003 Airport Zone Height Limitations.

§ 27-2004 Use Restriction.

§ 27-2005 Nonconforming Uses or Structures.

§ 27-2006 Permits.

Part 21 GENERAL REGULATIONS

§ 27-2100 Lot Area or Yard Required.

§ 27-2101 Minimum Lot Area.

§ 27-2102 Exceptions to Minimum Lot Areas.

§ 27-2103 Minimum Lot Width.

§ 27-2104 Exception to Minimum Lot Width Standards.

§ 27-2105 Yard Requirements and Driveways.

§ 27-2106 Exceptions for Existing Building Alignment.

§ 27-2107 Projections Into Yards.

§ 27-2108 (Reserved)

§ 27-2109 Fences and Terraces in Yards.

§ 27-2110 Height.

§ 27-2111 Traffic Visibility Across Corners.

§ 27-2112 Modification of Open Space/Recreation Areas.

§ 27-2113 Minimum Building Envelope.

§ 27-2114 Special Considerations for Municipal Uses and Emergency Service Uses.

§ 27-2115 Septic System Setbacks.

§ 27-2116 Special Considerations for Condominium.

§ 27-2117 Occupancy Requirements.

Part 22 NUISANCE STANDARDS

§ 27-2200 Nuisance Standards.

Part 23 NONCONFORMITIES

§ 27-2300 Definitions.

§ 27-2301 Registration of Nonconforming Uses and Structures.

§ 27-2302 Continuation.

§ 27-2303 Extension of Nonconforming Uses and Structures.

§ 27-2304 Changes.

§ 27-2305 Abandonment.

§ 27-2306 Ownership.

§ 27-2307 Restoration.

Part 24 NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION STANDARDS

§ 27-2400 Natural Resources.

§ 27-2401 Application of Natural Resource Protection Standards.

§ 27-2402 Site Capacity Calculations.

§ 27-2403 No Guarantee of Lot Yield or Development.

Part 25 TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS

§ 27-2500 Purpose and Applicability.

§ 27-2501 Conduct of the Traffic Impact Study.

Part 26 SIGNS

§ 27-2600 Scope and Applicability.

§ 27-2601 Definitions of Signs.

§ 27-2602 Sign Area.

§ 27-2603 Sign Location.

§ 27-2604 Vehicle Signs.

§ 27-2605 Maximum Height of Signs.

§ 27-2606 Signs Permitted in Residential and Agricultural Districts.

§ 27-2607 Signs Permitted in Commercial Districts.

§ 27-2608 Signs Permitted in Institutional, Office Park and Industrial Districts (IN, I, IO, OP).

§ 27-2609 Approval of Signs Associated With Proposed Conditional Uses and Special Exception Uses.

§ 27-2610 Off-Premises Signs (Including Billboards).

§ 27-2611 Development Identification Signs.

§ 27-2612 Exempt Signs.

§ 27-2613 Signs Prohibited in All Districts.

§ 27-2614 Nonconforming Signs.

§ 27-2615 Abandoned or Outdated Signs.

§ 27-2616 Temporary Signs Requiring a Permit and Not Exempt Under § 27-2612.

Part 27 OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS AND TRANSFERABLE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

§ 27-2700 Purpose.

§ 27-2701 Applicability of Open Space Standards.

§ 27-2702 Open Space Designation.

§ 27-2703 Ownership of Open Space.

§ 27-2704 Maintenance of Open Space.

§ 27-2705 Purpose and Intent, Development Rights.

§ 27-2706 General Standards, Development Rights.

§ 27-2707 Recognition of Transferable Development Rights.

§ 27-2708 Availability, Development Rights.

§ 27-2709 Number of Development Rights.

§ 27-2710 Issuance of Development Rights.

§ 27-2711 Partial Transfers of Development Rights.

§ 27-2712 Use of Transferred Development Rights.

§ 27-2713 Recording of Transferred Development Rights.

Part 28 BUFFER YARD REQUIREMENTS

§ 27-2800 Purpose and Applicability.

§ 27-2801 Minimum Buffer Area Widths.

§ 27-2802 Content of Planting Strips.

§ 27-2803 General Requirements.

Part 29 OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

§ 27-2900 Purpose and General Requirements.

§ 27-2901 Off-Street Parking Requirements.

§ 27-2902 General Regulations for Off-Street Parking.

§ 27-2903 Conditional Reduction in Off-Street Parking Area.

§ 27-2904 Design Standards for Off-Street Parking.

§ 27-2905 Parking of Trucks and Junk Vehicles in Residential Districts.

§ 27-2906 Off-Street Loading.

Part 30 ADMINISTRATION

§ 27-3000 Zoning Officer: Duties and Powers.

§ 27-3001 Zoning Officer: Duties.

§ 27-3002 Zoning Permits Required.

§ 27-3003 Application Requirements for Zoning Permits.

§ 27-3004 Fees and Escrow Deposits.

§ 27-3005 Life of a Permit.

§ 27-3006 Certificate of Occupancy.

§ 27-3007 Condition Uses; Applicability.

§ 27-3008 General Conditions for Conditional Uses.

§ 27-3009 Application Requirements for Conditional Use.

§ 27-3010 Review Procedures for Conditional Uses.

Part 31 ZONING HEARING BOARD

§ 27-3100 Establishment of Board.

§ 27-3101 Jurisdiction.

§ 27-3102 Mediation.

§ 27-3103 Conditions and Standards: Special Exception.

§ 27-3104 Conditions and Standards: Variances.

Part 32 APPEALS AND AMENDMENTS

§ 27-3200 Appeals and Jurisdiction.

§ 27-3201 Amendments.

Part 33 ENFORCEMENT

§ 27-3300 Jurisdiction.

§ 27-3301 Remedies.

§ 27-3302 Enforcement Proceedings.

§ 27-3303 Repealer.

Part 34 ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

§ 27-3400 Amendments.