ARTICLE ONE: AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
This By-Law shall be known and may be cited as the “Zoning By-Law, Town of Raynham, Massachusetts.”
This by-law is authorized and may be changed from time to time in the manner provided in the Zoning Act, Massachusetts General Laws, (MGL CH. 40A).
The districts and regulations pertaining thereto as herein set forth are made in accordance with a comprehensive plan for the purpose of promoting health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the community. They are designed to lessen congestion in streets, to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers, to provide adequate light and air, to prevent overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of population and to facilitate adequate provisions of transportation, water, sewerage, schools parks and other public requirements. They are made with reasonable consideration among other things as to the character of each 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 the town.
The invalidity of any section or provision of this By-Law shall not invalidate any other section or provision thereof.