The Comprehensive Plan Hanover County, VA 2012-2032 is a long-term guide
for growth and development within the county. The plan outlines goals,
objectives, and projections of the county's needs for the next 20-year
horizon. The plan is developed by analyzing past growth and land development
trends to determine future needs.
The county first adopted a comprehensive plan in 1972. As required by the Code of Virginia, comprehensive plans
must be reviewed and updated periodically by the local planning commission. The
commission recommends the draft comprehensive plan to the governing body,
which votes to adopt the final plan. The county first amended its plan in 1982, and has since updated the plan every five years. The
most recent update began in 2012 and was adopted by the Board of Supervisors
on September 11, 2013.
Between five-year reviews citizens may
apply for changes or amendments to the comprehensive plan.