The Coastal Area Management Act requires each of North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties to have a locally adopted land use plan in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Coastal Resources Commission.

A land use plan is a collection of policies and maps that serves to aid in a community’s growth. Plans include local policies which address protecting environmental resources such as farmland, forests and wetlands. The plan also notes desired types of development growth and where the community wants that growth to occur.

The Albemarle Commission Regional Planning Department is available to provide technical assistance to our local govenrment members to amend or update their land use plans.

Land Use Plans for our member communties can be found below.