Land Use and Zoning Law: The Current Lay of the Land

  • May 6, 2009

Land Use and Zoning Law (2009 Annual Survey of Virginia Law) By: Philip C. Strother and Matthew R. Farley I. Introduction Responsible land use and zoning are an integral part of every locality’s role in government. Throughout the twentieth century, Virginia legislation made clear that zoning and other land use controls are well within the police power of local government. Each Virginia locality has a comprehensive plan: a blueprint that guides the course of development.[1] Development rights i...

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