What land will receive development rights?
Receiving sites shall be recognized by municipal regulations, including but not limited to the Town Code and Comprehensive Plan, the Suffolk County Sanitary Code and the Central Pine Barrens Plan.

In some cases, the TDR program will allow development in receiving areas at a greater residential density than would be allowed under the current zoning or, alternatively, will allow more intense development of certain eligible nonresidential properties. This increased density and intensity creates added value in these receiving areas that can only be realized with the purchase and redemption of TDRs.

By recognizing the existing development rights of the land the town wishes to protect, and allowing property owners to transfer or convey those rights to others who wish to develop in other areas, landowners and farmers are able to realize the asset value of their lands without developing them fully.

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1. What is a development right?
2. What land can be preserved through the TDR program, as sending parcels?
3. What land will receive development rights?
4. What are receiving uses for Southampton Town TDRs?
5. What is the Southampton TDR Clearinghouse and Bank?
6. What happens to land after the development rights have been transferred?