On behalf of the Lancaster County Planning Commission, staff provides advisory commentary for municipal planning and land use controls, among other activities as provided for in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).
The County Comprehensive Plan and its functional elements provide a broad framework for these reviews, in the context of municipal comprehensive plans translating the countywide vision into a local focus. In turn, land use controls and other planning tools implement the municipal comprehensive plan’s goals and policies.
The following are common types of Community Planning Reviews submitted to the Commission:
Comprehensive Plans (municipal or multi-municipal) and Updates
Land Use Controls, including:
Zoning Ordinances (text and/or maps)
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances
Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plans
Acquisition or Sale of Municipal and Public School Buildings and Land
Submittal Requirements for Community Planning Reviews (i.e. Area-wides)