COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE: CPA 05-02 Growth Management Policy Update

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing on proposal to amend the Land Use Plan section of the Comprehensive Plan to be consistent with policies adopted in the Rural Areas Plan.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S): Scott Clark

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

Benish, Cilimberg, McDowell

AGENDA DATE:    4/24/07          

ITEM NUMBER:

 

 

ACTION:  X                                INFORMATION:

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:         

     ACTION:                               INFORMATION:

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

At a work session on April 10, 2007, the Planning Commission reviewed this proposal. The work-session staff report and draft amendments are attached. The discussion included potential changes to the Introduction to the Rural Areas section of the Comprehensive Plan.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

 

Goal 2:                        Protect the County’s Natural Resources.

Goal 4:            Effectively manage the County’s Growth and Development.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In addition to the two original sections to be amended, staff is providing additional changes to the Introduction of the Rural Areas section (see Attachment A). This revision should be more appropriate to an Introduction, and removes language that was adapted from older policy statements.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission forward the proposed changes to the Land Use Plan and the Rural Areas section to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation for adoption.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

A.     Proposed revision to Rural Areas section of the Comprehensive Plan

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