Managing Our Coastal Resources: The Planning Partnership
Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
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Land use planning has been a state requirement for North Carolina’s twenty coastal counties since the 1970s. Local governments have the initiative for planning and the state acts in a standard-setting and review capacity. Discover how the state’s coastal program is evolving to meet the planning needs of local governments and how local governments are responding to the changes.
During this session participants will be introduced to the state’s land use planning requirements for coastal counties under the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) of 1974 and to recently updated rules covering plan requirements, amendments, and state certification (15A NCAC 07B.0700 and 15A NCAC 07B.0800). They will also become familiar with the process for state review and plan updates. Participants will learn the history of planning in coastal North Carolina and how it has evolved since the 1970s. Participants will hear consultant and community perspectives on the creation of recent plans that meet local needs while also addressing state requirements. Participants will explore how the coastal management program’s funding opportunities can be used for plan implementation and learn about projects being undertaken by the coastal program in support of local government planning.
Charlan Owens, AICP
Wes MacLeod, AICP
Benjamin Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org