§ 153.002  PURPOSES.
   These regulations are adopted for the following purposes:
   (A)   To protect and provide for the public health, safety, and general welfare of the county;
   (B)   To guide the future growth and development of the county in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan;
   (C)   (1)   To provide for adequate light, air, and privacy;
      (2)   To secure from fire, flood, and other danger; and
      (3)   To prevent overcrowding of land and undue congestion of population.
   (D)   To protect the character and the social and economic stability of all parts of the county, and to encourage the orderly and beneficial development of all parts of the county;
   (E)   To protect and conserve the value of land throughout the county and the value of buildings and improvements upon the land, and to minimize the conflicts among the uses of land and buildings;
   (F)   To guide public and private policy and action in order to provide adequate and efficient trans- portation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, play-grounds, recreation, and other public requirements and facilities;
   (G)   To provide the most beneficial relationship between the uses of land and buildings and the circulation of traffic throughout the county, having particular regard to the avoidance of congestion in the streets and highways, and the pedestrian traffic movements appropriate to the various uses of land and buildings, and to provide for the proper location and width of streets and building lines;
   (H)   To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions and resubdivisions, in order to further the orderly layout and use of land; and to insure proper legal descriptions and monumenting of subdivided land;
   (I)   To insure that public facilities are available and will have a sufficient capacity to serve the proposed subdivision;
   (J)   (1)   To encourage prevention of the pollution of air, streams, and ponds; to assure the adequacy of drainage facilities; to safeguard the water table; and
      (2)   To encourage the wise use management of natural resources throughout the county in order to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the community and the value of the land.
   (K)   To preserve the natural beauty and topography of the county and to insure appropriate development with regard to these natural features; and
   (L)   To provide for open spaces through the most efficient design and layout of the land, including the use of average density in providing for minimum width and area of lots, while preserving the density of land as established in Chapter 157 of this code.
(`88 Code, § 8-74)  (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98)