The short form by which this chapter may be known shall be "The Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Wrightstown, Burlington County, New Jersey."
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a pattern for the use of land and buildings in the Borough of Wrightstown based on the Master Plan for the Borough of Wrightstown and enacted in order to promote and to protect the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and the general welfare of the people. This chapter is intended to regulate the use of land within zoning districts, secure safety from fire and other dangers, provide adequate light and air, promote orderly development, avoid undue concentration of population, prevent the overcrowding of land or buildings by regulating the intensity of use and the location of buildings, establish standards of development, limit congestion in the street, prohibit incompatible uses, regulate the alteration of existing buildings, protect against hazards, conserve the taxable value of land and preserve open space and natural features.
The provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements. Where this chapter imposes a greater restriction than is imposed or required by other provisions of law or by other rules or regulations or resolutions, the provisions of this chapter shall control. Where other laws, rules, regulations or resolutions require greater restrictions than are imposed or required by this chapter, the provisions of such other laws, rules, regulations or restrictions shall control.
All uses not expressly permitted in this chapter are prohibited.
All requirements shall be met at the time of the erection, enlargement, alteration, moving or change in use of the principal use and shall apply to the entire structure or structures whether or not the entire structure or structures were involved in the erection, enlargement, alteration, moving or change in use.