Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Purpose & Applicability 1.8 Conflict Resolution And Interpretation


1.8. Conflict Resolution And Interpretation

1.8.1. Conflict Resolution and Internal Consistency This ordinance is not intended to abrogate any other law, ordinance, or regulation. However, whenever the requirements of this ordinance are at variance with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations, or ordinances, the most restrictive or that imposing the higher standards shall govern. Except as hereinafter provided, these regulations shall not be deemed to interfere with, abrogate, annul, or otherwise affect in any manner whatsoever any easement, covenants, or other agreements between parties. In any event, wherever the requirements of this ordinance are in conflict with other requirements of laws of the United States or the State of North Carolina, or with lawfully adopted town rules, regulations, ordinances, and policies, or with development-imposed deed restrictions or covenants, the most restrictive, or that imposing the highest standards, shall govern. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between the text of this ordinance and any caption, figure, illustration, or map contained herein, the text shall control. This ordinance is not intended to abrogate any easement, covenant, or other private agreement. However, where the regulations of this ordinance are more restrictive or impose higher standards or requirements than such easement, covenant, or other private agreement, then the requirements of this ordinance shall govern. Unless deed restrictions, covenants or other contracts directly involve the Town of Wake Forest as a party in interest, the town shall have no administrative responsibility for enforcing such deed restrictions or covenants. Should the courts declare any section or provisions of this ordinance invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so declared to be invalid. 1.8.2. Interpretation In interpreting and applying these regulations, the requirements contained herein are declared to be the minimum requirements necessary to carry out the purpose of these regulations and are adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, and general welfare.

1.9. Effective Date

All other provisions of this ordinance shall become effective July 16, 2013.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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