The Nelson County Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for how Nelson County will deal with change, and how it will grow. It assists citizens in understanding the county and guides the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors, state agencies, and private developers in providing for the County’s future needs. The Comprehensive Plan may be implemented through an official map, a capital improvements program, the zoning ordinance and zoning map, and the subdivision ordinance. The Plan states specific goals in eight key areas and establishes five development models and identifies where these development models are desired in the future. The Plan identifies implementation strategies and offers an abundance of information on the county in the appendices.