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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 30250-30255



30250.  (a) New residential, commercial, or industrial development,
except as otherwise provided in this division, shall be located
within, contiguous with, or in close proximity to, existing developed
areas able to accommodate it or, where such areas are not able to
accommodate it, in other areas with adequate public services and
where it will not have significant adverse effects, either
individually or cumulatively, on coastal resources. In addition, land
divisions, other than leases for agricultural uses, outside existing
developed areas shall be permitted only where 50 percent of the
usable parcels in the area have been developed and the created
parcels would be no smaller than the average size of surrounding
parcels.
   (b) Where feasible, new hazardous industrial development shall be
located away from existing developed areas.
   (c) Visitor-serving facilities that cannot feasibly be located in
existing developed areas shall be located in existing isolated
developments or at selected points of attraction for visitors.




30251.  The scenic and visual qualities of coastal areas shall be
considered and protected as a resource of public importance.
Permitted development shall be sited and designed to protect views to
and along the ocean and scenic coastal areas, to minimize the
alteration of natural land forms, to be visually compatible with the
character of surrounding areas, and, where feasible, to restore and
enhance visual quality in visually degraded areas. New development in
highly scenic areas such as those designated in the California
Coastline Preservation and Recreation Plan prepared by the Department
of Parks and Recreation and by local government shall be subordinate
to the character of its setting.



30252.  The location and amount of new development should maintain
and enhance public access to the coast by (1) facilitating the
provision or extension of transit service, (2) providing commercial
facilities within or adjoining residential development or in other
areas that will minimize the use of coastal access roads, (3)
providing nonautomobile circulation within the development, (4)
providing adequate parking facilities or providing substitute means
of serving the development with public transportation, (5) assuring
the potential for public transit for high intensity uses such as
high-rise office buildings, and by (6) assuring that the recreational
needs of new residents will not overload nearby coastal recreation
areas by correlating the amount of development with local park
acquisition and development plans with the provision of onsite
recreational facilities to serve the new development.



30253.  New development shall do all of the following:
   (a) Minimize risks to life and property in areas of high geologic,
flood, and fire hazard.
   (b) Assure stability and structural integrity, and neither create
nor contribute significantly to erosion, geologic instability, or
destruction of the site or surrounding area or in any way require the
construction of protective devices that would substantially alter
natural landforms along bluffs and cliffs.
   (c) Be consistent with requirements imposed by an air pollution
control district or the State Air Resources Board as to each
particular development.
   (d) Minimize energy consumption and vehicle miles traveled.
   (e) Where appropriate, protect special communities and
neighborhoods that, because of their unique characteristics, are
popular visitor destination points for recreational uses.



30254.  New or expanded public works facilities shall be designed
and limited to accommodate needs generated by development or uses
permitted consistent with the provisions of this division; provided,
however, that it is the intent of the Legislature that State Highway
Route 1 in rural areas of the coastal zone remain a scenic two-lane
road. Special districts shall not be formed or expanded except where
assessment for, and provision of, the service would not induce new
development inconsistent with this division. Where existing or
planned public works facilities can accommodate only a limited amount
of new development, services to coastal-dependent land use,
essential public services and basic industries vital to the economic
health of the region, state, or nation, public recreation, commercial
recreation, and visitor-serving land uses shall not be precluded by
other development.



30254.5.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission
may not impose any term or condition on the development of any
sewage treatment plant which is applicable to any future development
that the commission finds can be accommodated by that plant
consistent with this division. Nothing in this section modifies the
provisions and requirements of Sections 30254 and 30412.



30255.  Coastal-dependent developments shall have priority over
other developments on or near the shoreline. Except as provided
elsewhere in this division, coastal-dependent developments shall not
be sited in a wetland. When appropriate, coastal-related developments
should be accommodated within reasonable proximity to the
coastal-dependent uses they support.


State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 30250-30255

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 30250-30255



30250.  (a) New residential, commercial, or industrial development,
except as otherwise provided in this division, shall be located
within, contiguous with, or in close proximity to, existing developed
areas able to accommodate it or, where such areas are not able to
accommodate it, in other areas with adequate public services and
where it will not have significant adverse effects, either
individually or cumulatively, on coastal resources. In addition, land
divisions, other than leases for agricultural uses, outside existing
developed areas shall be permitted only where 50 percent of the
usable parcels in the area have been developed and the created
parcels would be no smaller than the average size of surrounding
parcels.
   (b) Where feasible, new hazardous industrial development shall be
located away from existing developed areas.
   (c) Visitor-serving facilities that cannot feasibly be located in
existing developed areas shall be located in existing isolated
developments or at selected points of attraction for visitors.




30251.  The scenic and visual qualities of coastal areas shall be
considered and protected as a resource of public importance.
Permitted development shall be sited and designed to protect views to
and along the ocean and scenic coastal areas, to minimize the
alteration of natural land forms, to be visually compatible with the
character of surrounding areas, and, where feasible, to restore and
enhance visual quality in visually degraded areas. New development in
highly scenic areas such as those designated in the California
Coastline Preservation and Recreation Plan prepared by the Department
of Parks and Recreation and by local government shall be subordinate
to the character of its setting.



30252.  The location and amount of new development should maintain
and enhance public access to the coast by (1) facilitating the
provision or extension of transit service, (2) providing commercial
facilities within or adjoining residential development or in other
areas that will minimize the use of coastal access roads, (3)
providing nonautomobile circulation within the development, (4)
providing adequate parking facilities or providing substitute means
of serving the development with public transportation, (5) assuring
the potential for public transit for high intensity uses such as
high-rise office buildings, and by (6) assuring that the recreational
needs of new residents will not overload nearby coastal recreation
areas by correlating the amount of development with local park
acquisition and development plans with the provision of onsite
recreational facilities to serve the new development.



30253.  New development shall do all of the following:
   (a) Minimize risks to life and property in areas of high geologic,
flood, and fire hazard.
   (b) Assure stability and structural integrity, and neither create
nor contribute significantly to erosion, geologic instability, or
destruction of the site or surrounding area or in any way require the
construction of protective devices that would substantially alter
natural landforms along bluffs and cliffs.
   (c) Be consistent with requirements imposed by an air pollution
control district or the State Air Resources Board as to each
particular development.
   (d) Minimize energy consumption and vehicle miles traveled.
   (e) Where appropriate, protect special communities and
neighborhoods that, because of their unique characteristics, are
popular visitor destination points for recreational uses.



30254.  New or expanded public works facilities shall be designed
and limited to accommodate needs generated by development or uses
permitted consistent with the provisions of this division; provided,
however, that it is the intent of the Legislature that State Highway
Route 1 in rural areas of the coastal zone remain a scenic two-lane
road. Special districts shall not be formed or expanded except where
assessment for, and provision of, the service would not induce new
development inconsistent with this division. Where existing or
planned public works facilities can accommodate only a limited amount
of new development, services to coastal-dependent land use,
essential public services and basic industries vital to the economic
health of the region, state, or nation, public recreation, commercial
recreation, and visitor-serving land uses shall not be precluded by
other development.



30254.5.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission
may not impose any term or condition on the development of any
sewage treatment plant which is applicable to any future development
that the commission finds can be accommodated by that plant
consistent with this division. Nothing in this section modifies the
provisions and requirements of Sections 30254 and 30412.



30255.  Coastal-dependent developments shall have priority over
other developments on or near the shoreline. Except as provided
elsewhere in this division, coastal-dependent developments shall not
be sited in a wetland. When appropriate, coastal-related developments
should be accommodated within reasonable proximity to the
coastal-dependent uses they support.



State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 30250-30255

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 30250-30255



30250.  (a) New residential, commercial, or industrial development,
except as otherwise provided in this division, shall be located
within, contiguous with, or in close proximity to, existing developed
areas able to accommodate it or, where such areas are not able to
accommodate it, in other areas with adequate public services and
where it will not have significant adverse effects, either
individually or cumulatively, on coastal resources. In addition, land
divisions, other than leases for agricultural uses, outside existing
developed areas shall be permitted only where 50 percent of the
usable parcels in the area have been developed and the created
parcels would be no smaller than the average size of surrounding
parcels.
   (b) Where feasible, new hazardous industrial development shall be
located away from existing developed areas.
   (c) Visitor-serving facilities that cannot feasibly be located in
existing developed areas shall be located in existing isolated
developments or at selected points of attraction for visitors.




30251.  The scenic and visual qualities of coastal areas shall be
considered and protected as a resource of public importance.
Permitted development shall be sited and designed to protect views to
and along the ocean and scenic coastal areas, to minimize the
alteration of natural land forms, to be visually compatible with the
character of surrounding areas, and, where feasible, to restore and
enhance visual quality in visually degraded areas. New development in
highly scenic areas such as those designated in the California
Coastline Preservation and Recreation Plan prepared by the Department
of Parks and Recreation and by local government shall be subordinate
to the character of its setting.



30252.  The location and amount of new development should maintain
and enhance public access to the coast by (1) facilitating the
provision or extension of transit service, (2) providing commercial
facilities within or adjoining residential development or in other
areas that will minimize the use of coastal access roads, (3)
providing nonautomobile circulation within the development, (4)
providing adequate parking facilities or providing substitute means
of serving the development with public transportation, (5) assuring
the potential for public transit for high intensity uses such as
high-rise office buildings, and by (6) assuring that the recreational
needs of new residents will not overload nearby coastal recreation
areas by correlating the amount of development with local park
acquisition and development plans with the provision of onsite
recreational facilities to serve the new development.



30253.  New development shall do all of the following:
   (a) Minimize risks to life and property in areas of high geologic,
flood, and fire hazard.
   (b) Assure stability and structural integrity, and neither create
nor contribute significantly to erosion, geologic instability, or
destruction of the site or surrounding area or in any way require the
construction of protective devices that would substantially alter
natural landforms along bluffs and cliffs.
   (c) Be consistent with requirements imposed by an air pollution
control district or the State Air Resources Board as to each
particular development.
   (d) Minimize energy consumption and vehicle miles traveled.
   (e) Where appropriate, protect special communities and
neighborhoods that, because of their unique characteristics, are
popular visitor destination points for recreational uses.



30254.  New or expanded public works facilities shall be designed
and limited to accommodate needs generated by development or uses
permitted consistent with the provisions of this division; provided,
however, that it is the intent of the Legislature that State Highway
Route 1 in rural areas of the coastal zone remain a scenic two-lane
road. Special districts shall not be formed or expanded except where
assessment for, and provision of, the service would not induce new
development inconsistent with this division. Where existing or
planned public works facilities can accommodate only a limited amount
of new development, services to coastal-dependent land use,
essential public services and basic industries vital to the economic
health of the region, state, or nation, public recreation, commercial
recreation, and visitor-serving land uses shall not be precluded by
other development.



30254.5.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission
may not impose any term or condition on the development of any
sewage treatment plant which is applicable to any future development
that the commission finds can be accommodated by that plant
consistent with this division. Nothing in this section modifies the
provisions and requirements of Sections 30254 and 30412.



30255.  Coastal-dependent developments shall have priority over
other developments on or near the shoreline. Except as provided
elsewhere in this division, coastal-dependent developments shall not
be sited in a wetland. When appropriate, coastal-related developments
should be accommodated within reasonable proximity to the
coastal-dependent uses they support.


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