Removal of vege-tation may also expose a site and its surroundings to wind and sun from which they were previously protected.
Traditionally, such restrictions may be imposed through either common or statutory law actions.
The former is essentially a reactive, case by case response driven by very specific circumstances.
There are some ordinances that do delineate environmentally sensitive areas such as steep slopes, flood plains, coastal zones, ridge lines, woodlands, or conservation districts. Comprehensive Plan A comprehensive plan is a written and graphic document that serves as a guide for community growth.
Development options are based upon the limitations imposed by the particular physical properties or conditions. It provides the basis for policies and regulations affecting growth and establishes a framework for long-range planning.
The kinds of physical changes mentioned above may also result in significant visual impacts upon a site and its surroundings.