State law requires the local planning commission to prepare and recommend a comprehensive plan; further, the local governing body shall adopt such a plan for the land under its jurisdiction. (Section 15.2-2223 of the Code of Virginia)
The purpose of the plan is to guide the present and future physical development of a jurisdiction to promote the health, safety and welfare of its inhabitants. The state code also provides that the plan shall be general in nature and may include elements such as land use, transportation, historic areas, community service facilities, public buildings and utilities.
For holders of hard copies of the comprehensive plan:To insure that your plan notebook is current with all amendments adopted by the Town Council to date, open the plan document at the link above and print the following pages to substitute for the corresponding pages as they appeared in the original plan adopted August 12, 2008: Front Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents (3 pages); Chapter III (The Land Use Plan) (36 pages); Page IX-9 only of the Transportation Chapter.
Please contact Community Development if you would like to obtain a complete hard copy of the comprehensive plan.