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Robinson Pond Project
ARTICLE __.             To see if the Town will vote to amend the Oxford Zoning Map by adding a new overlay district entitled “Robinson Pond Protection District” which shall include all land within the drainage basin of Robinson Pond, as shown on the proposed Zoning Map Revision which is on file in the Office of the Town Clerk, or act thereon.
(Planning Director)
ARTICLE __:             To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law Chapter II District Regulations by adding to the list of zoning districts in section 1.0 ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS a new district entitled “Robinson Pond Protection District (Overlay)” with the associated Map Symbol “RPP”, or act thereon.
(Planning Director)
ARTICLE __:            To see if the Town will vote to amend the Oxford Zoning By-Law by adding a Chapter XXII, Robinson Pond Protection District, to read as follows, or act thereon:
(Planning Director)

Robinson Pond Protection District
The purpose of the Robinson Pond Protection District is to provide special controls on the intensity and type of land use within the boundaries of an area around Robinson Pond.  The intent of the district is:  to protect the pond’s water quality from the adverse impacts of storm water runoff and on-site sewage disposal from residential development; to protect the scenic vistas around the pond; and promote and protect open space and passive recreation around the pond.
The Robinson Pond Protection District (RPP) is an overlay district superimposed over all underlying districts within its boundaries and, as such, uses permitted in each underlying district shall be subject to the restrictions set forth below for the RPP District in addition to the use and development regulations applicable in the underlying districts.  Provided, however, to the extent that the provisions in this Chapter conflict with any otherwise applicable regulations for the underlying district, the provisions of this Chapter shall control.
The Robinson Pond Protection District is defined as the  drainage basin of Robinson Pond as determined by use of the U.S. Geological Survey Map for the area.  If the boundary of the district is in dispute, the rules on interpretation of district boundaries found in Chapter II of this by-law shall apply.
The following additional land use regulations shall apply to existing parcels within the Robinson Pond Protection District:

4.1  No construction and no clearing of land shall be allowed within two hundred (200.00) feet of Robinson Pond or within one hundred (100.00) feet of the statutory wetlands, as defined by M.G.L. Chapter 131 §40, surrounding the Pond or the streams tributary to the Pond.

4.2  Any subdivision of land shall be of the Cluster Development type of subdivision as allowed by Chapter XIII of this By-Law.

4.3  The net density of residential development in any subcatchment area draining to the pond, its wetlands or tributary streams, shall not exceed four (4) bedrooms for every 60,000 square feet of land area within the subcatchment area.


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