Loudoun County’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Loudoun County’s new comprehensive plan will shape growth, land use, transportation and environmental sustainability for decades to come. The 2040 draft plan allows for increased housing, commercial and industrial development, while weakening protections for the environment.
The new plan sounds nice, but…
The draft plan eliminates many of the protections that are currently in place for our Green Infrastructure. It includes vague statements that do not differentiate Loudoun’s unique character from any other place, and that will not adequately protect our natural assets. Compare the county’s current environmental policies with the draft plan’s environmental policies.
Read Loudoun Wildlife’s Comprehensive Plan position statement and Loudoun Preservation and Conservation Coalition’s new comprehensive plan review committee’s comprehensive plan summary and points.
The comprehensive plan’s policies must be specific, with measurable goals and time frames for achieving them.