Thorough comp plan revision well underway in Gloucester

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Aug 17, 2011 - 04:10 PM

Efforts to revise Gloucester County’s comprehensive plan are going well, planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz said.

In all, the plan will have nine or 10 chapters, plus an appendix, Ducey-Ortiz said. Planners from the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, of which Gloucester is a member jurisdiction, are serving as consultants for the comp plan revisions.

So far, the consultants have discussed three chapters of the plan with Gloucester Planning Commission, Ducey-Ortiz said, and should complete the review of the other chapters by the end of 2011. Later, public hearings will be held on the plan.

This is the first time in 20 years that Gloucester has completely revised its comp plan, Ducey-Ortiz said. The commission last updated the plan in 2003, she said, when it concentrated only on the plan’s environmental chapter.