== Opseg ==
The primary purpose of zoning is to segregate uses that are thought to be incompatible. In practice, zoning is also used to prevent new development from interfering with existing uses and/or to preserve the "character" of a community.
Zoning may include regulation of the kinds of activities which will be acceptable on particular [[lot (real estate)|lot]]s (such as open space, [[residential area|residential]], [[Agricultural zoning|agricultural]], [[commercial area|commercial]] or [[Industry|industrial]]), the densities at which those activities can be performed (from low-density [[house|housing]] such as single family homes to high-density such as [[tower block|high-rise apartment buildings]]), the height of buildings, the amount of space structures may occupy, the location of a building on the lot ([[Setback (land use)|setbacks]]), the proportions of the types of space on a lot, such as how much [[landscape]]d space, [[impervious surface]], traffic lanes, and whether or not [[parking]] is provided.
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