Coalition continues campaign to ensure citizen priorities recaptured in draft Comprehensive Plan
Loudoun County’s planning staff on July 9, 2018, dismissed the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee following completion of its work, and will be presenting the draft new 2040 Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission for review in August. This is the document that will shape your quality of life–land use, development, and environmental sustainability–for decades to come.
Citizens strongly and clearly have stated in a University of Virginia survey and two “Envision Loudoun” public input sessions that overdevelopment and congestion are their chief concerns, and that they want more parks and protection of Loudoun’s natural and rural areas. There are currently nearly 30,000 approved but unbuilt houses in the county, already inadequate funding for road improvements, and no strong protections for the rural or transition areas.
In order for those citizen priorities to become reality, the comprehensive plan’s policies must be specific, with measurable goals and time frames for achieving them. Following the dismissal of the Stakeholder’s Committee, the Coalition remains committed to ensuring that citizens’ priorities for a fiscally prudent and sustainable plan are reflected in the final document.
The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition set up a New Comprehensive Plan Review Committee in 2016 to follow, analyze, and comment on the Envision Loudoun process. The committee consists of a team of 15 representatives from the LCPCC member organizations with a wide range of expertise. This committee has reported to the full Coalition at regular monthly meetings.
The May 7, 2018, draft Loudoun 2040 General Plan was thoroughly reviewed by the committee with the intent to work constructively with the draft as a starting point, supporting its recommendations as fully as possible when consistent with the Coalition’s shared views.
LCPCC Envisioning Loudoun 2040–Summary Presentation (available for review with groups by request)
LCPCC Position on the Revision of the Comprehensive Plan February 2016
Al Van Huyck
Chair, Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition’s
New Comprehensive Review Committee
Comprehensive Plan Updates
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