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Principal Permitted Uses
General procedure for permits.
A. Principal permitted use. Within 30 days of receiving a proper and complete application for a principal permitted use (permitted by right), the Zoning Officer shall either:
(1) Issue the permit under this chapter; or
(2) Refuse the permit, indicating at least one applicable reason, in writing, to the applicant or his/her representative.
B. Reviews. Certain activities require approval of the Zoning Hearing Board and/or of the Board of Supervisors, and/or the recommendations of the Planning Commission.
C. Appeal. See § 400-124: Zoning Hearing Board, § 400-125: Zoning Hearing Board; hearings and decisions and § 400-129: Time limits for appeals, which describe processes to appeal actions of the Zoning Officer to the Zoning Hearing Board.
D. Timing. After a zoning permit has been received by the applicant, the applicant may undertake the action permitted by the permit under this chapter, provided the work complies with other Township ordinances. However, it is recommended that applicants wait 30 days to begin construction if there is a possibility of an appeal by another party to have the permit revoked. Any commencement of construction or a use within this thirty-day appeal period shall be at the risk of the applicant.

Permits and certificates.
A. Applicability. See § 400-119: Applicability.
B. Types of uses.
(1) Principal permitted uses (permitted-by-right uses) and accessory uses. If a use is listed as a principal permitted use or an accessory use by this chapter and meets the requirements of this chapter, the Zoning Officer shall issue a permit in response to a complete application.
(2) Principal permitted use site plan review. Certain principal permitted uses as designated on the Schedule of Uses in § 400-14A require site plan approval in accord with § 400-121C(9).

Principal permitted uses and accessory uses.
(a) Zoning Officer. Permits for principal permitted uses and accessory uses shall be issued by the Zoning Officer, provided such uses comply with the standards in this chapter.
(b) Site plan review. Certain uses as designated on the Schedule of Uses in this § 400-14A require site plan approval in accord with § 400-121C(9).
See § 400-14: District regulations for more detailed information.

Principal permitted use site plan review. Certain principal permitted uses as designated on the Schedule of Uses in § 400-11A require site plan approval in accord with the following:
(a) Where site plan approval is required, the site plan including the information required in § 400-121C(8) shall be submitted to the Planning Commission and the Planning Commission Engineer at least 10 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting for discussion and comment. The Planning Commission shall submit a recommendation for approval or denial with reasons to the Zoning Officer within five days following their meeting.
(b) If the site plan is incomplete, or additional information is required, the Planning Commission shall notify the Zoning Officer of the information within five days following the meeting. The Zoning Officer shall notify the applicant of the information needed. The additional information and/or revised site plan shall be resubmitted to the Planning Commission for a recommendation 10 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting.
See § 400-121: Permits and certificates for more detailed information.