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Village of Westfield Zoning Code § 155-57 Solar Systems; Solar Zoning; Solar Access

Zoning    Solar Energy   
New York
Village Of Westfield   
| Suburban | Rural
The Village of Westfield’s supplemental zoning regulations regulates the use of active and passive solar energy systems. Westfield’s solar regulation requires special permits to authorize the placement of a solar electric system on an owner’s property. After a system’s owner obtains this permit, adjoining property owners must obtain a special permit prior to placing buildings, towers, vegetation, or other possible obstructions of the permitted system’s solar access. The regulation specifies that placement of potential obstructions “shall be such that it least interferes with the adjacent solar collectors while still allowing reasonable use of the land.” Village of Westfield, NY, Code § 155-57.