Overview

DSC_0873-smLong Range Planning is a collaborative process that is most successful when engaging the community as a whole. Fauquier County strives to involve as broad a spectrum of the community as possible so as to allow for the sharing of disparate viewpoints which are important to consider in the development of a robust plan. Not all views can be incorporated into the outcome, but all should be heard and considered.

The outcome of this process should be the definition of the goals and aspirations for the development of the community into the future. The primary outcome of this effort is the Comprehensive Plan which shapes public policy in terms of land use, transportation, public facilities and resource protection. This document is supported by additional research and plans concerning the environment, transportation, natural resources, heritage resources, demographics, as well as fiscal and economic impact analyses. 

Citizen Committees & Outreach

These groups and events occur regularly and as directed by the Board of Supervisors. Service District advisory groups and committees meet to discuss updates to community plans and develop a draft for recommendation to the Planning Commission. These committees usually last a year or more until a draft is adopted. The County’s Transportation Committee also discusses road plans that can be used in updates to the Plan and VDOT’s 6-Year Plan. Other, special committees are formed to provide a level of detail to a particular topic, such as public facilities or bicycle and pedestrian planning. Advisory groups are an important part of the planning process and citizens are encouraged to participate.

Other Planning Efforts

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