The 2025 York County Land Use Plan is a tool to preserve the growing county's way of life.
The plan was mandated by the state and helps guide zoning changes. It outlines the county's long-term strategies for dealing with such issues as population growth, economic development and community services.
The county is achieving its land-use goals gradually by rezoning property. The York County Council uses the plan to decide on zoning -- but it's not a hard-and-fast rule. The plan is used more diligently by the planning department.
The current plan has been in effect since 2004 and is reviewed at least every five years.
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Amendments to five areas of the county will be the first changes. They could be approved by council separately although they received initial approval together.
The changes would affect undeveloped land and future rezoning requests.
-- Source: York County Planning Department