Buffer Law and Legal Definition

The term "buffer" is defined in the Zoning Ordinance as “that portion of a given lot, not covered by buildings, pavement, parking, access and service areas, established as landscaped open space for the purposes of screening and separating properties with incompatible land uses, the width of which is measured from the common property line and extends the developed portion of the common property line. A buffer consists of trees, shrubs, and other natural vegetation undisturbed by grading or site development and replanted where sparsely vegetated or where disturbed for approved access and utility crossings.” Ga. Outdoor Network, Inc. v. Marion County, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72947, 18-19 (M.D. Ga. Aug. 17, 2009)