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Media contact: Dylan Bishop, Nelson County Director of Planning and Zoning

Nelson County Comprehensive Plan Public Review
– Public is Invited to Attend

 Nelson County, VA January 4, 2024

Nelson County is preparing to adopt the Nelson 2042 Comprehensive Plan and will conduct public hearings to review the Plan before adoption.  A Comprehensive Plan is a broad statement about the community, looking 10 to 20 years ahead. It includes specific goals and strategies to achieve the goals set forth in the Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan addresses topics such as land use, development, natural environment, transportation, and resource utilization in the unincorporated areas of Nelson County. The policies defined in the plan will guide the County’s future direction and priorities for growth, services, and land use regulation.

There will be two public hearings conducted to allow the public to voice their opinions about the Plan to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. The first will be conducted with the Planning Commission on January 31st, 2024, at 7:00 PM. The second will be conducted with the Board of Supervisors on March 20th, 2024, also at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will take place at the Nelson County High School, 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

The Planning Commission will review the current draft at their regular meeting on January 24. Following the public hearing on January 31, they will review comments and make a recommendation on the Plan to the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on February 28. The Board of Supervisors will then review the Planning Commission’s recommendation at their regular meeting on March 12, prior to their public hearing on March 20. Final adoption of the Plan is not scheduled until at least the Board’s regular meeting on April 9, 2024.

Nelson County Director of Planning and Zoning notes, “As designed, this process has been an inclusive community effort. From the diagnostic analysis of Nelson County’s existing comprehensive plan, to analysis of the existing conditions, along with robust input surveys, public workshops and listening sessions, we created a vision and goals. The Plan chapters and implementation strategies are complete. Now it is time for public review and refinement with these two public hearings.”

P.O. Box 336 • Lovingston, VA 22949 • 434 263-7000 • Fax: 434 263-7004 • www.nelsoncounty-va.gov

The new plan builds on the 2014 Comprehensive Plan with public input, data collection, visioning, goal definition and strategies to ensure that the Plan translates into action. The plan includes demographic analysis of the County and contains chapters on: Land Use, Environment, Housing, Transportation, and Community Facilities, among other topics.

To review the plan and for more information about the process visit: www.nelson2042.com.



March 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Nelson County High School
6919 Thomas Nelson Highway
Lovingston, VA 22949 United States
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