15a ncac 07b .0701 PLANNING OPTIONS

(a) Each county within the coastal area may prepare and adopt a land use plan or comprehensive plan, hereinafter referred to as "the plan", that meets the planning requirements adopted by the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC). The CRC shall prepare and adopt a plan that meets the CRC's planning requirements as set forth in Rule .0702 of this Section for each county that chooses not to prepare and adopt a plan. Municipalities may develop individual plans that meet the CRC's requirements if:

(1) the county delegates this authority to the municipality; or

(2) the CRC grants this authority upon written request from a municipality that is enforcing its zoning ordinance, its subdivision regulations and the State Building Code within its jurisdiction.

(b) A county shall accept a municipality's locally adopted policies and implementation actions for inclusion in the county plan for the municipality's jurisdiction if requested to do so by any municipality not preparing its own plan. Inclusion of a municipality's adopted policies and implementation actions shall occur either at the time of county plan preparation or a subsequent county plan amendment. The municipality's policies and implementation actions are limited to its jurisdiction and may differ from the county's policies and implementation actions.

(c) Municipalities may seek certification as set forth in Rule .0803 of this Subchapter for these plans if all requirements found in this Subchapter and G.S. 113A-110 are met.


History Note: Authority G.S. 113A-107(a); 113A-110; 113A-124;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2016.