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Land Use

The power point presentations from the LWVSC forum entitled, "Will the Comprehensive Plan Have Teeth", held at Sussex County Council Chambers on May 24, 2017, follow:

Max Walton, Attorney and Senior Fellow in the University of Delaware's Institute of Public Administration, Delaware Comprehensive Plan Laws

Linda P. Raab, Senior Land-Use Planner at the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration, Achieving Vision, Goals & Objectives of the Comprehensive Plan

The power point presentations from the public land use forum entitled "Looking Back - Looking Forward: 2008-2018 Comprehensive Plans: Environmental Element" at County Council Chambers, held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, follow;

Carol Bason, Environmental scientist, former volunteer at the Center for the Inland Bays, Looking Back to 2008,

Chris Bason, Executive Director, Center for the Inland Bays, 2016 - State of the Delaware Inland Bays,

Susan Love, DNREC Principal Planner for Climate and Resiliency, Climate Change in Delaware

This forum is also part of the 2016-17 Series of Land Use Forums being held in County Council Chambers, 2 The Circle, Georgetown, in preparation for developing the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.



The available power point presentations from the public land use forum entitled "Affordable Housing & Substandard Housing Issues" at County Council Chambers, held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, follow;

Trish Kelleher, Executive Director of the DE Housing Coalition,Who Can Afford To Live In Sussex County?

Joseph Neutzling, Legal Services Corp of Delaware

Brad Whaley, Director of the Sussex County Community Development Office.



This forum is also part of the 2016-17 Series of Land Use Forums being held in County Council Chambers, 2 The Circle, Georgetown, in preparation for developing the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.



The information from the 3 talks given at our public land use forum entitled "The Developers' Perspective: An Effective 2018 Comprehensive Plan" at County Council Chambers, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, follows:

Preston Schell, CEO of Ocean Atlantic Companies, A Developer's Perspective

Sarah Keifer, Kent County Director of Planning, What Is Comprehensive Planning

Nick Hammonds, Jack Lingo Asset Management, LWVSC Forum Presentation

This forum is also part of the 2016-17 Series of Land Use Forums being held in County Council Chambers, 2 The Circle, Georgetown, in preparation for developing the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.



Since January 2015, the LWVSC of DE Land Use Committee has focused on educating the public regarding the pivotal role the residents of Sussex County have in the drafting of the state mandated Sussex County 2018 Comprehensive Plan. In May 2016, county administrator Todd Lawson stated that the 2018 Comp Plan needs to be a completely new document and not merely a redraft of the existing 2008 Comp Plan.

All forums are to be held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM in County Council Chambers in Georgetown. A moderated Q&A period will follow each panel's presentation with questions submitted by members of the audience.

The Land Use Committee urges every resident to check out the County's website for additional information and to complete Sussex Plan Survey to make your views known to your elected officials. In addition, at the end of Sussex's Planning & Zoning meetings, usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, the agenda features an update and discussion of the 2018 Comp Plan, with opportunity for public comment during the discussion period. All residents are welcome to attend and state their concerns

The powerpoint presentations for each presenter at the Land Use forum on September 21st, 2016 follow.

Todd Lawson, Sussex County Administrator

Jennifer Cohan, DelDOT Secretary

Drew Boyce, DelDOT Director of Planning