County Comprehensive Plan


The Comprehensive Plan establishes goals, policies, and recommendations for development in the jurisdictional area of the governmental unit. Both public and private sector decisions affecting the location, design, and quality of development are guided by this Plan.

The primary intent of the Comprehensive Plan is to create a safe and harmonious environment for residents of the jurisdiction. The Plan is designed to:

  • Optimize the potential for future orderly growth,
  • Avoid land use conflicts,
  • Protect the environment,
  • Minimize traffic congestion,
  • Locate community facilities where people can best use them.
Community land use plans represent the preferences of the local populace and express how and where development should occur. Good planning recognizes the need to balance the demands of growth with the need to maintain existing development and at the same time protect the environment and overall quality of life. Good planning facilitates orderly development patterns that maximize opportunities for choice and at the same time reflects the wise expenditure of limited public funds and resources. Towards these ends, community plans establish general guidelines for development.
To view the 2011 Whitley County Comprehensive Plan click here

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