A Land Development Plan (LDP) is a tool used for guiding the growth, redevelopment, and overall improvement of the county. The plan will serve as the official statement by Alamance County of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development.
The Land Development Plan will update the 2007 Land Development Plan and address new issues and priorities. The LDP will function as the County's comprehensive plan. The Plan may address several topics as determined by the community but generally address land use, housing, infrastructure, transportation, economic development, agriculture and natural resources. The Land Development Plan is a guiding document upon which land use decisions are based. It is not zoning or a regulatory document. They do not have binding legal effect, however recommendations in the Plan could call for changes to county ordinances to implement the Plan and its vision and goals. The Plans will be used to guide public investments, such as water, sewer, and transportation improvements.
The planning process will take place over a 10 month time period beginning in Fall of 2019 and wrapping up in the Fall of 2020. A draft plan is expected for review during the summer of 2020. The Plan will be developed by county staff working in conjunction with consultants and a steering committee. Stakeholders in the public and private sector will be interviewed during the process and there will be a number of opportunities for citizens to participate in the process and provide feedback. See the Get Involved page for more information on upcoming meetings and surveys.