What is a development right?
A development right represents the development potential on a piece of property. In some cases this development right can be transferred from property in a sending area to a property in a receiving area. Once the development rights are stripped from the sending parcel, that parcel can never be developed. In this way Transfer of Development Rights does not contribute to development, but transfers it from sensitive areas where development is less desirable to already-developed areas where development is more appropriate.

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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?