Township of Tobyhanna, PA
Monroe County
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A. 
In interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the Township. The Comprehensive Plan in accordance with which this chapter is enacted and which is reflected in the provisions of this chapter has been formulated to implement the purpose set forth in § 155-2 hereinabove, in the respects therein stated and more particularly with a view toward the following objectives:
(1) 
Guiding and encouraging the growth, development and redevelopment of the Township of Tobyhanna in accordance with the comprehensive planning of land use and population density that represents the most beneficial and convenient relationships among the residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas within the Township, having regard to their suitability for the various uses appropriate to each of them and their potentiality for such uses, as indicated by topography, drainage and soil conditions, existing transportation and other man-made conditions, and trends in population, in the direction and manner of the use of land, in building development and in economic activity, considering such conditions and trends both within the Township and with respect to the relation of the Township to surrounding areas.
(2) 
Protecting the character and the social and economic stability of each of such areas and encouraging their orderly and beneficial growth.
(3) 
Protecting and conserving the value of land and buildings throughout the Township appropriate to the various zoning districts established herein.
(4) 
Bringing about through proper timing the gradual conformity of land use to the Comprehensive Plan aforesaid, and minimizing conflicts among the uses of land and buildings.
(5) 
Aiding in bringing about the most beneficial relation between land use and circulation of traffic throughout the Township, having particular regard to traffic, and the avoidance of congestion in the streets and the provision of safe and convenient access appropriate to the various land uses.
(6) 
Aiding in providing a guide for public policy and action in the efficient provision of public facilities and services, in the provision of safe and proper sanitary sewage disposal and for private enterprise in building development, investment and other economics relating to land use.
(7) 
Preserving and enhancing the visual character and natural beauty of Tobyhanna Township.
(8) 
Prohibiting the use of unsuitable land for houses, buildings of all types and other development.
(9) 
Prohibiting the unnecessary change of the topography and unnecessary cutting or clearing of forested areas of the Township.
B. 
Insofar as such objectives are consistent with the purpose set forth in § 155-2 and with the aforesaid minimum requirements, the provisions of this chapter shall be interpreted, administered and applied in such manner as will facilitate attainment of said objectives and the community development objectives referred to in Article II hereof.