(A)   In accordance with the applicable provisions of G.S. Chs. 160A and 160D (Local Planning and Development Regulations), the Town Council, having designated the Town Planning Board as the planning agency to prepare a zoning plan showing proposed district boundaries and recommending a procedure by which the zoning regulations and restrictions and the boundaries of the zoning districts shall be determined, established and enforced, and from time to time amended, supplemented or changed, and having received from the Planning Board a certified plan taking into consideration the character of each district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the town, hereby adopts this chapter.
   (B)   The provisions of this chapter have been prepared in accordance with a comprehensive plan for the development of the town and are designed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to promote health and the general welfare; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirement; and to give reasonable consideration to expansion and development within the town, so as to provide for its orderly growth and development.
(Ord. 04-21, passed 10-6-2004, § 1; Am. Ord. 21-01, passed 6-2-2021)