Township of East Fallowfield, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. 2002-06, 11/11/2002, § 501]
1. 
The R-1 Low Density Residential District is designed to provide limited density of development in those areas of the Township where scenic landscapes, farmland and open space are characteristic. The district encourages agricultural uses, while allowing low density residential development. Design flexibility is provided through the opportunity for lot averaging. Such uses are consistent with existing development and are promoted in an effort to:
A. 
Encourage the conservation of agricultural uses.
B. 
Allow residential uses in an orderly manner, consistent with Township growth patterns.
C. 
Eliminate the potential need for extensive public services, including sewer and water, which are currently unavailable at reasonable cost in many parts of the Township, and to limit the impact on the community as a whole associated with scattered independent community sewer and water systems.
D. 
Allow for adequate siting of individual on-lot sewage systems, replacement fields and individual wells on soils capable of supporting such infrastructure, as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
[Ord. 2002-06, 11/11/2002, § 502; as amended by Ord. 2003-01, 2/27/2003, § 2; and by Ord. 2004-06, 4/25/2004, § 1]
1. 
Uses Permitted by Right. A building may be erected, altered, or used, and a lot may be used or occupied for only one of the following purposes, and no other:
[Amended by Ord. No. 2018-01, 7/24/2018]
A. 
Single-family detached dwelling.
B. 
Nonintensive agricultural uses, in accordance with § 27-1703, Subsection 1C.
C. 
Conservation uses.
D. 
East Fallowfield Township municipal uses.
E. 
Public or private parks, including golf courses or country clubs, provided that:
(1) 
No commercial activities, including miniature golf, driving range, racquet club or similar uses shall be allowed.
(2) 
The design of such area shall be in character with the purpose of the district.
F. 
Group home.
G. 
(Reserved)
H. 
Forestry, in accordance with § 27-1402, Subsection 7.
I. 
Accessory uses, as defined in Subsection 2.
2. 
Accessory Uses. Accessory uses must be clearly incidental to and customarily associated with the principal use and located on the same lot as the principal use listed in Subsection 1.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2018-01, 7/24/2018]
A. 
Farm buildings and associated structures.
B. 
Customary residential and agricultural accessory uses, including private garage and private parking areas.
C. 
Signs, in accordance with Part 16.
D. 
Home occupations, in accordance with § 27-1712, Subsections 1A through 1C.
E. 
Greenhouses accessory to residential uses.
F. 
Residential recreational uses properly screened, located to the rear of the principal structure and not within 30 feet of the side lot lines and 25 feet of the rear lot line.
G. 
Shooting range, accessory in and only in accordance with the provisions of § 27-1714 hereof, and not otherwise.
H. 
Dwelling for farm employee and his or her family, in accordance with § 27-1703, Subsection 1E.
3. 
Uses by Special Exception. Any of the following uses when authorized as a special exception by the Zoning Hearing Board in accordance with Part 22 of this chapter.
A. 
Cemeteries, in accordance with § 27-1707.
B. 
Commercial greenhouses, in accordance with § 27-1709.
C. 
Kennel, in accordance with § 27-1716.
D. 
Bed and breakfast, in accordance with § 27-1705.
4. 
Conditional Uses. The following uses will be considered by the Board of Supervisors, subject to the conditions as specified in Part 17 and the procedures as specified in Part 19.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2018-01, 7/24/2018]
A. 
Schools, in accordance with § 27-1729.
B. 
Church or religious institution, in accordance with § 27-1708.
C. 
Public utility.
D. 
Campgrounds, in accordance with § 27-1706.
[Ord. 2002-06, 11/11/2002, § 503]
1. 
The following requirements shall be applied to all uses permitted in the R-1 Low Density Residential District, except for development under the open space design option, in accordance with Part 13:
A. 
Minimum Net Lot Area.
(1) 
Single-family detached dwelling unit: two acres.
(2) 
Public and private recreational uses:
(a) 
Golf courses and private recreational clubs: 20 acre minimum.
(b) 
All other public and private recreational uses: five acre minimum.
(3) 
All other uses permitted by right, special exception or condition, except as otherwise noted within this chapter: two acre minimum.
(4) 
Every lot shall have the requisite area stated above; provided that, in the case of an interior lot, any right-of-way or accessway connecting such lot to a street shall be in addition to the minimum lot area.
B. 
Minimum Lot Width.
(1) 
One hundred fifty feet at street line.
(2) 
Two hundred feet at building setback line.
(3) 
In the case of lots entirely fronting the turnaround of a cul-de-sac street, the lot width of the street line may be reduced to 75 feet.
C. 
Minimum Front Yard. Eighty feet from street right-of-way.
D. 
Minimum Side Yards. Thirty feet for either side yard and 75 feet aggregate.
E. 
Minimum Rear Yard.
(1) 
Fifty feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure 25 feet.
F. 
Maximum Height.
(1) 
Three stories, or 35 feet.
(2) 
Accessory structure two stories, or 25 feet.
G. 
Maximum Lot Coverage. Twelve percent impervious surface, except those uses permitted in §§ 27-502, Subsection 1B and C, above, may increase the lot coverage to 30%.
H. 
Maximum Building Coverage. Eight percent.
[Ord. 2002-06, 11/11/2002, § 504]
Refer to Part 14, "Natural Resource Protection Standards"; Part 16, "Sign Regulations"; Part 17, "Supplemental Land Use Provisions"; Part 18, "Common Regulations"; and Part 19, "Conditional Use Regulations," for additional regulations applicable to this district.