This chapter and chapters supplementary or amendatory thereto shall be known and cited hereafter as the Subdivision Control Code.

The purpose of this Subdivision Control Code is to guide the development of the Lapel Advisory Plan Commissions jurisdictional area in such a manner as to provide for the improvement of the health, safety, convenience and welfare of its citizens and to plan for the future development of the community; to the end that streets and highways be carefully planned: that new areas grow only with adequate street, utility, health, education and recreational facilities.  Further, that the needs of public utilities and facilities be recognized in the future growth: that residential area provide healthy surroundings for the family life and that the growth of the community is commensurate with, and primitive of, the efficient and economical use of public funds.