Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Land Use Planning

Comprehensive Plan:

Comprehensive planning is a term used in the United States by land use planners to describe a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan which dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing. Comprehensive plans typically encompass large geographical areas, a broad range of topics, and cover a long-term time horizon.

The components of a comprehensive plan may include Growth Trends, Growth Management Plan, Natural Areas Inventory, Long Range Transportation Plan, Housing Plan and Community Facilities, Environmental Resources Inventory, Hazard Mititgation Plan, Open Space/Greenways Plan, Water Resources Plan, Agricultural Land Protection Plan, the Economic Development Plan, and Historic Preservation Plan.