I am looking for some sort of resource or book that explains the importance of maintaining streetscapes and landscaping requirements in the zoning ordinance (planning board keeps waiving the requirements despite continued pleading that it will degrade the community character). I am also looking for a basic explanation of why zoning in general is necessary, our town council keeps granting zone changes like mad.
I am at my wits end, the boards refuse to listen to me or my coworkers and we want something we can quote and prove that the opinion is not just ours but of all planners.
Thanks for any help!!!