§ 45-23-31. Purpose and consistency with comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance and other local land use regulations.
(a) Local regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter shall provide a statement of purposes. These purposes shall be consistent with purposes stated in chapters 22.2 and 24 of this title concerning comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances, respectively, as well as with § 45-23-30. The local regulations shall also be consistent with the adopted local comprehensive plan, local zoning ordinance and all other duly adopted local development regulations.
(b) In the instance of uncertainty in the construction or application of any section of the local regulations, the local regulations shall be construed in a manner that will further the implementation of, and not be contrary to, the goals and policies and applicable elements of the comprehensive plan. Furthermore, the local regulations shall be construed in a manner which is consistent with the legislative findings, intents, and purposes of §§ 45-23-25 45-23-74.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 385, § 1.)