This district has been established and the regulations of this article enacted in support of the following purposes:
To provide for residential use of land at a density which will preserve the character of the rural portions of the Township;
To promote the public health and welfare of Township residents by preventing intensive development of areas with natural conditions which render them poorly suited to such development; and
To promote the public health of Township residents by preventing a concentration of uses utilizing on-site sewage disposal on soils which are poorly or marginally suited for such use.
Uses by right.
Single-family detached dwellings.
Public parks and playgrounds.
A mobile home as a single-family detached dwelling as a temporary shelter (not longer than one year) while construction is taking place for a single-family detached dwelling on the same lot.
Uses by special exception.
Public and private swimming clubs, camps, and golf courses. Private outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Miniature golf courses, par-three golf courses, driving ranges, amusement parks, and race tracks are specifically excluded.
Accessory uses and structures not located on the same lot as the permitted principal use.
Uses by conditional use.
Public, parochial and private schools which do not provide corrective, rehabilitative, or remedial care or instruction subject to the provisions of § 220-98 of this chapter; penal institutions are specifically prohibited.
Additional uses and dwellings are permitted on each lot if each use of dwelling units can meet all dimensional criteria in § 220-23A.
No accessory structures shall be erected in any required front yard, within eight feet of any utility easement and shall not be erected within five feet of any other structure.
Structures accessory to agricultural operations, including but not limited to barns, silos, and bulk bins, are exempt from the maximum building height limitations specified above. Such structures shall, as a minimum standard, be set back from all property lines and all public rights-of-way a distance equivalent to the required yard or their height, whichever is greater.