An ad hoc committee of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition has published “Suggestions and Recommendations for Building a Sustainable Rural Community.” The report examines the serious threats to Loudoun’s scenic rural areas and sets forth an action plan for preserving this unique and economically, environmentally and regionally valued portion of the county, and its recommendations focus on improving the rural economy in a way that maintains the quality of life for current residents. The committee, organized in November 2016 by Read More →
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Loudoun County’s update of its General Plan has begun; it’s vital that citizens have a seat at the table as the primary stakeholders in the revision process. The final document will affect all aspects of our daily lives for the next decade: our commutes, our neighborhoods, our schools, our leisure time—in short, our quality of life. The Coalition has been named as a stakeholder in the plan update; sign up here to receive occasional updates; also check our Comp Plan Read More →
The Rural Roads Committee has worked for the past several years to increase the repair and maintenance priority of unpaved rural roads through state legislation and consultation with VDOT. When historic bridges need major repair or replacement, it works with VDOT to ensure that the work is compatible with a rural setting.
The Conservation Easement Committee has worked closely with Loudoun County staff to institute a stewardship program for county-held conservation easements. This work continues with new initiative.
The Coalition monitors environmental issues in Loudoun that underpin healthy ecological systems, such as the Limestone Overlay District ordinance, water quality, and floodplain and steep slopes regulations. The Coalition monitors development applications to ensure the environmental issues are considered, including tree save and animal and bird habitat.
The Coalition was instrumental in creating the Loudoun County Heritage Plan and the Heritage Commission and the preservation of the Phase 1 Archeological Survey. And responds to threats to individual buildings or sites of importance.