Amherst County Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027. (Update). Amherst County Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027 (Update). What is a Comprehensive Plan?
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What is a Comprehensive Plan?
How many years does a Comprehensive Plan consider?
Authority to Plan
June 21, 2007.
Updating the Plan
Updating the Plan
(Urban Development Area)
A-1 Agricultural Residential District
Future Land Use
The purpose of planning is to ensure that Amherst County’s excellent quality of life will continue. Throughout the planning process, county residents, business owners and community organizations have helped shape Amherst County’s future growth. Without planning, land use decisions are made on a private, individual basis without consideration of the consequences for all citizens who live in the community.
2. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
Under §15.2-2223 of the Code of Virginia, “The local planning commission shall prepare and recommend a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the territory within its jurisdiction and every governing body shall adopt a comprehensive plan for the territory under its jurisdiction.” The plan “shall be general in nature” in that it must show the approximate location of each feature shown (or discussed) in the Plan.
3. Where can I get a copy of the Comprehensive Plan?
Copies of the Plan are available at the Amherst County Planning Department, and online at www.countyofamherst.com.
4. Can the Comprehensive Plan be changed?
Yes. The Code of Virginia mandates that the Comprehensive Plan be reviewed at least once every five years to determine whether it is advisable to amend the plan.