Specific distances that a structure or area must be located away, from other defined areas or structures. For example, a setback for swine farms of 1,500 feet away from occupied residences requires that those farms be located no closer than 1,500 feet away from such residences.
The minimum distance between the building and any lot line.
Minimum distance required by local zoning ordinances between a property line and the edge of a building.
Distance away from a feature which is supposed to provide a buffer to reduce transport of pollutants to areas of concern such as residences or waterways.
the minimum distance from any lot boundary to a building or structure, excluding eaves, roof overhangs and awnings provided they encroach no more than 600mm into the setback distance.