[Ord. 123, 4/5/1972, § 110]
An Ordinance to limit and restrict to specified districts or zones, and to regulate therein, buildings and structures according to their construction and nature of land and the extent of their use, and the nature and extent of the uses of land, in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, hereinafter referred to as the "Township," and providing for the administration and enforcement of the provisions therein contained and fixing penalties for the violation thereof.
[Ord. 123, 4/5/1972, § 120]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Lower Mount Bethel Zoning Ordinance of 1971."
[Ord. 123, 4/5/1972, § 130]
The provisions of this chapter are designed for the following purposes:
To promote and protect the health, safety and general welfare of the community, while encouraging sound and coordinated development that provides for proper density of population, ample and safe transportation systems, community, amenities, sanitation provisions and harmony with the natural surroundings.
To prevent unfavorable conditions such as blight, overcrowding, pollution, health hazards, obnoxious odors, noises and sights, floods, fires and other hazards. This chapter has been formulated with consideration for all aspects of Lower Mount Bethel Township including existing development, natural restrictions and the suitability of various parts for particular uses and structures.
[Ord. 123, 4/5/1972, § 140]
This chapter is based upon the objectives, analyses and recommendations that appear in the Township Comprehensive Plan as developed by the Township Planning Commission with technical assistance from the Joint Planning Commission of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 1970-1971.