Agricultural Land Use

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Agricultural Land Use

The Majority of land use within Seneca Township is for agricultural purposes. The development of residential, commercial, and industrial areas within Seneca must respect this primary land use category. The type and character of residential development adjacent to farmland must take account of the differing needs of each occupancy.

Land deemed unsuitable for agricultural uses may be considered for residential development. It is possible that existing productive agricultural land may be sold by the owners to developers intent on using this for residential or other land uses not consistent with the highest and best use of the land. This must be discouraged. This land use plan recognizes that agricultural landowners may wish to leave agri-business and turn their land over to developers. To the greatest extent possible, the Township and County should work with property owners to develop a land use scheme that will be appropriate for the property owner, the township and the county.