§ 157.056 CONSERVATION (C).
   (A)   The Conservation District is established as a district in which the principal use of land is the effective long-term management and protection of significant, limited, or irreplaceable areas. Management is needed due to the natural, cultural, recreational, scenic, or natural productive values of local, regional, state, and national concern. Areas included within this district are depicted on the Zoning Map and will include the following lands and waters: coastal wetlands, public trust waters, estuarine waters, ocean hazard and inlet hazard areas seaward of the first line of stable vegetation, and the Corps of Engineers A.I.W.W. right-of-way (excepting only those areas shown as Rural Special Use). Other large homogenous tracts of marshland within the town are also classified as Conservation. Because of map scale requirements all areas described herein as Conservation are not able to be shown on the Zoning Map.
   (B)   Development activities within the Conservation category AEC's described above must be consistent with the regulations (15A NCAC7H)governing development. Suitable uses would include piers, docks, and gazebos, but no permanent commercial structures or habitable dwellings of any type. Temporary bridges and landings to access spoil areas for the specific purpose of servicing soil areas provided CAMA and town requirements are met. A specific start and completion date, together with the establishment of operating hours, (completion is the return to the pre-service condition) is required. After such specific work is completed, the temporary facilities will be removed and the area restored to its pre-service condition.
   (C)   The intent of the Conservation class is to perpetuate the natural, productive, scenic, cultural, and recreational features of the coastal zone.
('85 Code, § 15-5.3) (Ord. 93-05, passed 2-17-93; Am. Ord. 02-03, passed 2-25-02)