The League of Women Voters of Sussex County's Land Use Committee held a Public Land Use Forum on April 11,2018 in County Council Chambers. This forum was entitled: "Dissecting Master Planning in Sussex County." It was the 18th in our series of public forums focusing on educating and empowering all Sussex residents to become involved in the drafting of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.
The presenters were: David Edgell, AICP, Circuit-Rider Planner for Kent County; Rob Pierce, Milford's Planning & Development Director; and Ann Marie Townshend, AICP, City Manager, Town of Lewes
The speakers defined master planning as a land use plan that identifies access, general improvements, and needed infrastructure to guide growth and development over years. The lengthy process involves transportation, infrastructure planning, agricultural preservation, environmental protection, housing, etc, with public input and consensus.
A question and answer period followed the informative presentations.
The forum was available via live streaming.
The speakers' power point presentations are available here:
- David Edgell, AICP, Circuit-Rider Planner for Kent County presented Defining Master Planning
- Rob Pierce, Milford's Planning & Development Director presented Master Planning
- Ann Marie Townshend, AICP, City Manager, Town of Lewes presented Master Planning and Transportation Improvement Districts