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SECTION 263
Purposes in view
Town (TWN) CHAPTER 62, ARTICLE 16
§ 263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with a comprehensive plan and designed to lessen congestion in the
streets; to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers; to
promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate light and air;
to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of
population; to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit, the
accommodation of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, hydroelectric,
geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave
energy, ocean thermal, farm waste electric generating equipment as
defined in paragraph (e) of subdivision one of section sixty-six-j of
the public service law, and fuel cells; to facilitate the practice of
forestry; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water,
sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements. Such regulations
shall be made with reasonable consideration, among other things, as to
the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for
particular uses, and with a view to conserving the value of buildings
and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout such
municipality.