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Conditional Use
A use listed as a use permitted by conditional use is permitted, subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors, following receipt of a recommendation from the Planning Commission, in accordance with the standards set forth in Part 22: Administration of this chapter, and such further conditions as the Board of Supervisors may impose to ensure the protection of adjacent uses and the health, safety or general welfare.

1. The Board of Supervisors shall have the power to approve conditional uses at a public hearing following public notice for any of the uses for which this chapter requires the obtaining of such approvals and for no other use or purpose. Application to the Board of Supervisors shall be made on the form approved by the Board of Supervisors and shall be accompanied by the fee set by the Board of Supervisors.
2. In granting a conditional use, the Board of Supervisors shall make findings of fact consistent with the provisions of this chapter. The Board shall not grant a conditional use except in conformance with the conditions and standards outlined in this chapter.
3. General requirements and standards applicable to all conditional uses. The Board shall grant a conditional use only if it finds adequate evidence that any proposed use submitted for a conditional use will meet all of the following general requirements as well as any specific requirements and standards listed for the proposed use. The Board shall among other things require that any proposed use and location be:
A. In accordance with the Lower Southampton Township Comprehensive Plan and consistent with the spirit, purpose and intent of this chapter.
B. In the best interest of the Township, the convenience of the community, the public welfare and be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity.
C. Suitable for the property in question and designed, constructed, operated and maintained so as to be in harmony with and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity.
D. Suitable in terms of effects on street traffic and safety, with adequate access arrangements to protect major streets from undue congestion and hazard.