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Land Use Forum scheduled for Sussex County Wednesday night

Apr 11, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County is holding a public Land Use Forum in Georgetown on Wednesday.

The Land Use Forum is the 18th in a series of public forums the League is using, to educate Sussex County residents on issues related to the drafting of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.

“Our title is “Dissecting Master Planning in Sussex County.” But we we hope to do is to differentiate for the public the difference between the Comprehensive Plan….the Comprehensive Plan, a Master Plan and the often-discussed Transportation Improvement District. We want to discuss how each affects the other and in what sequence they’re developed,” said Sue Claire Harper, co-chair of the Land Use Committee.


Harper says they hope to help the public understand the difference between the Comprehensive Plan, a Master Plan and the Transportation Improvement District.

“The State developed a Master Planning Guide back in Connie Holland’s Office, the State Planning Office, developed a Master Plan Guide back in September 2012. And that differentiates all the differences (between the Comprehensive Plan, the Master Plan and the Transportation Improvement District,” said Harper.  

Harper says there will be three panelists, including Ann Marie Townshend - the city manager for the City of Lewes and Rob Pierce, the planning and development director for the City of Milford, and David Edgell - the circuit rider for Kent County.

The Land Use Forum will include presentations from the panelists and a question and answer session. The event will take place in the Sussex County Council Chambers in Georgetown from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.


The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom on the League's website.