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Planners nearing end of plan review

The Mathews County Planning Commission is nearing the end of its review of the county’s comprehensive plan. Required every five years by state mandate, the review has been conducted over several months under the guidance of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission.

Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director John Shaw told planning commission members on Nov. 15 that he expects to have a final draft available for their consideration at the commission’s Dec. 13 meeting. The deadline for written comments to be included in that final draft is Dec. 9. A public hearing on the document probably won’t be held until after the first of the year.

Most of the changes that have been made to the document are updates made either to data, such as census demographics, or to items that reflect changes in state or federal regulations since the plan’s last major revision, which was adopted in 2011. 

Demographic changes include additional data on agriculture, a sect...

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