Comprehensive planning can sometimes be overwhelming! We have compiled a list of common questions to help you better understand the process and its importance to Williamson County.
What is a comprehensive land use plan?
A comprehensive land use plan is a long-range statement of a community’s vision for the future. It provides guidance for decision making related to development, preservation, and the provision of services. It is a formal policy document that is adopted by the county but is implemented through zoning regulations, and other ordinances, laws, and actions.
Why is Williamson County preparing a comprehensive land use plan update?
The current plan is over 10 years old and much has changed in Williamson County since it was adopted. The County hopes to develop a refreshed vision and supporting recommendations that are developed with the community’s input. By doing so, the comprehensive land use plan will assist in ensuring that any future priorities and decisions are made with the citizens' vision in mind.
Why should I care?
As a citizen, business owner, or property owner in Williamson County, you have made an important choice to invest in this community. If you like the community the way it is, you should care because change is always happening. If you want aspects of the community improved you should care enough to help identify what needs to be addressed. This is your opportunity to have a direct say in what Williamson County looks like in the future.
Who is leading the process?
The planning process is being led by led by McBride Dale Clarion and County planning staff with assistance from a Citizens' Advisory Committee, which was appointed by the Williamson County Planning Commission as a cross section of the community.
How can I be involved?
We are committed to an inclusive and open process to foster community engagement and action. There will be a series of input opportunities specifically designed for you to share your ideas and review drafts of the plan. Check out the engage tab to see how you can further join the planning process!
Do I have to be an expert to participate?
You are already an expert if you live or work in Williamson County. Who knows the community better than someone who lives or works here?