A County Comprehensive Plan (CCP) is a tool used for guiding the growth, redevelopment, and overall improvement of the county. The plan will serve as the official statement by Henderson County of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use, economic development, environmental preservation, housing, parks and recreation, and more.
The County Comprehensive Plan will update the County's future land use map and address new issues and priorities. 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 County Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document upon which land use decisions are based. It is not zoning or a regulatory document. The Plan will contain a vision and set of goals for the County based on community and stakeholder feedback. It will also contain a set of policies that will be used by the County and its staff, elected and appointed officials in their decision making for the next 10-20 years. The Plans will be used to guide development design and public investments, such as parks, water, sewer, and transportation improvements.
The planning process will take place over a 14 month time period beginning in Summer of 2021 and wrapping up in Fall of 2022. A draft plan is expected for review during the summer of 2022. 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.