Planning

The Lancaster County Planning Department is responsible for all of the planning activities which take place within Lancaster County.   The department is responsible for writing all of the regulations which govern development within its jurisdiction and providing technical support to the County Council and the general public in preparing for the future growth and development of the county.   The Planning Department is responsible for assisting the Planning Commission with guidelines to support community conservation efforts, preserve natural resources, and encourage smart growth and development. 

Planning Staff also provides administrative support and presents reports on applications to the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals (see subject matter jurisdiction below).  

PLANNING COMMISSION hears applications for:  Rezonings, Preliminary Plats, Development Agreements, Mixed -Use Master Plans, Conditional Use Permits, New Road Names/ Road Name Changes, and Text Amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance.
For more information about the Planning Commission visit their webpage here. Current  planning cases being heard are listed below, at the bottom of this page.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS hears  applications for:  Variances, Special Exceptions, and Appeals from Decisions of Planning and Zoning Staff.  For more information about the Board of Zoning Appeals, and a list of recent and current cases, visit their webpage here

Agendas and Minutes for Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and County Council can be found at
the Agendas & Minutes webpage.

Please call to schedule an appointment for in-person or online conferences.  Office Hours for general development concerns and for pre-submittal conferences are:
Tuesdays   9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Thursdays 2:00 PM -  4:00 PM  



Planning Deadlines

Type Deadline to Submit Public Notice
Rezoning 45 Days prior to Planning Commission 15 Days
Conditional Use Application 45 Days prior to Planning Commission 15 Days
Text Amendment 45 Days prior to Planning Commission 15 Days
Major Subdivision 45 Days prior to Planning Commission 15 Days
Road Name Change 45 Days prior to Planning Commission 15 Days

Disclaimer:
The Planning Department reserves the right to limit the number of total cases heard by the Planning Commission in a given month, which may defer a submitted application to a later month than what is represented in the table above.





Comprehensive Land Use Plan

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Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan
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Southern Panhandle Small Area Plan



CURRENT PLANNING CASES

      PLANNING   COMMISSION
     
   PROJECT #    TYPE    MEETING   DATE  P. C. Vote  Council   Decision
           
 CU-2024-0910 McClure   Collision Center  Conditional Use  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 
  6/18/204
  07/15/2024

 Recommend
Conditional   Approval
 
 RZ-2021-2791 The Arches  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  6/18/204
  07/15/2024
 08/12/2024
 08/26/2024
 No Recom-   mendation  
 RZ-2024-0623 Connors  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  6/18/204
  07/15/2024
 08/12/2024
 08/26/2024
 Recommend 
 Approval
 
 RZ-2024-0826 Hinson  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  6/18/204
  07/15/2024
 08/12/2024
  08/26/2024
 Recommend 
 Approval
 
 RZ-2024-0878  Lennar   Carolinas- Williamson Farm  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  6/18/204
  07/15/2024
 08/12/2024
 08/26/2024
 Recommend 
 Approval
 
 RZ-2024-1011Lancaster Co.- 2001 Charlotte Hwy  Rezoning   Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  6/18/204
  07/15/2024
 08/12/2024
 08/26/2024
 Recommend 
 Approval
 
 SD-2023-1869 Barberville Commercial  Preliminary Plat (Commercial)  Planning Commission   6/18/204  DENIED  N/A
 RNC-2024-0966  Environmental Drive  Road Name
 Change
 Planning Commission   6/18/204  APPROVED  N/A
 NRN-2024-0830 Coyote Trail  New Road   Name  Planning Commission   6/18/204  APPROVED  N/A
 NRN-2024-0924 Group Submittal  New Road
  Names
 Planning Commission   6/18/204  APPROVED  N/A
SD-2024--0656 Eagles Landing (Edgewater)  Preliminary   Plat  Planning Commission   On Hold     N/A
  SD-2023-1409 Pinnacle At Sunset Pt (Edgewater)  Preliminary Plat  (Revised)  Planning Commission  On Hold     N/A
 SD-2023-2224 HHTF(Woodland Pointe) Revised   See Below   Planning Commission  Withdrawn     N/A
 TA-2024-0789 Sec. 2.5 Amusements  Text Amendment  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  05/21/2024
 06/10/2024
 06/24/2024
 07/15/2024
 Recommend
 Approval
 
 TA-2024-0162 Non-Metallic Mineral Product
(Conditional Use)
  See below  
Council 2nd Reading
Council 3rd Reading
 05/21/2024
 6/10/2024
 6/24/2024
 Recommend
  Approval with
  additions
  APPROVED 
Ord 2024-1893
 RZ-2024-0627 Lomax  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  05/21/2024
 06/10/2024
 06/24/2024
 07/15/2024
  Recommend
  Approval
 
 RZ-2024-0584 Sanchez  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  05/21/2024
 06/10/2024
 06/24/2024
 07/15/2024
 Recommend
  Approval
 
 RZ/CP-2024-0511     Niven/Schmidt  Rezoning & 
Comp Plan Amendment
(FLU Map)
Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  05/21/2024
 06/10/2024
 06/24/2024
 07/15/2024
  Recommend 
    Denial
  WITHDRAWN
 RZ-2024-0259  Curative LLC  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
  05/21/2024
  On Hold
 Recommend
  Denial
 
 NRN-2024-0569  Melanie Drive  New Road   Name   Planning Commission   4/16/2024   APPROVED   N/A
 SD-2022-2122 Riverchase 2  Preliminary
 Plat
 Planning Commission  4/16/2024   DENIED   N/A
 SD-2023-2224 HHTF (Woodland Pointe)  Preliminary
 Plat
 Planning Commission  4/16/2024   DENIED   N?A
 RZ-2024-0342 Sites  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 4/16/2024
 5/13/2024
 Tues 5/28/2024
 6/10/2024
 Recommend 
 Approval
 APPROVED
Ord 2024-1905
 NRN-2024-0405 Group Submittal  New Road   Names   Planning Commission    3/19/2024   APPROVED   N/A
 NRN-2023-2146 Colonels Way (Fka Elite Ave)  New Road
 Name
 Planning Commission   3/19/2024   DENIED   N/A
 RZ-2024-0269 Anderson  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 3/19/2024
 4/8/2024


  Recommend
  Denial
  DENIED
 RZ-2023-2099 Upstate Palmetto (Lynwood Drive)  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 3/19/2024
 4/8/2024

 
 Recommend
  Denial
  DENIED
 RZ-2023-2099 Wellspring(S. Potter Rd) Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 3/19/2024
 4/8/2024
 4/22/2024
 5/13/2024
  Recommend
   Denial 
  Withdrawn
 TA-2024-0344 Sec 7.2.4.D Satellite Parking  Text Amendment  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing 
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 3/19/2024
 4/8/2024
 4/22/2024
 5/13/2024
 Recommend   Approval   ON HOLD
 NRN--2024-0155 Group Submittal - Plats and Site Plans  New Road Names  Planning Commission  2/20/2024  APPROVED  N/A
 SD-2022-2205 The Sands  Preliminary   Plat  Planning Commission  2/20/2024  CONDITIONAL     APPROVAL
 60 Day Deadline*
  N/A
 SD-2023-0325 Jasmine Hills (Revision)  Preliminary   Plat  Planning Commission  2/20/2024  DENIED  N/A
 RZ-2023-2125 Thompson  Rezoning  Planning Commission
 Council Hearing
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd reading
 2/20/2024
 3/25/2024
 4/8/2024
 4/22/2024
Recommend Approval


  APPROVED 
Ord 2024-1894
TA-2024-0162 Non-Metallic Mineral Manufacture- change to Conditional Use Text Amendment Council 1st Reading
Planning Commission
County COW
Planning Commission
  "
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Council 2nd Reading
Council 3rd Reading
 2/12/2024
 2/20/2024
 3/13/2024
 3/19/2024
 4/16/2024
  05/21/2024
   

 
 Recommend
  Approval with
  additions

 APPROVED 
Ord 2024-1893






 COMPREHENSIVE 
  PLAN 2040
 Comp Plan  Planning Commission Special   Meeting
 Council Hearing
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 2/15/2024
 3/25/2024

 RECOMMEND   APPROVAL     with   Amendments   APPROVED
Ord 2024-1900
 SD-2023-1136 Asbury Lane  Preliminary   Plat  Planning Commission  1/16/2024
 Deferred to     2/20/2024
 APPROVED  N/A
 SD-2023-0161 Edgewater   Phase 11  Preliminary   Plat  Planning Commission   1/16/2024  APPROVED  N/A
 NRN-2023-2146 Elite Avenue  New Road   Name  Planning Commission  12/19/2023  DENIED  N/A
 CP-2023-1464 Greybridge     MacMillan FLU Map Amendment  Planning Commission  
 Council Hearing  
 Council 2nd Reading 
 Council 3rd Reading 
 12/19/2023
 01/08/2024
  2/12/2024

 Recommend   Denial   DENIED
 SD-2022-2205 The Sands   Kershaw Preliminary Plat  Planning Commission  12/19/2023   DENIED  N/A
 SD-2023-0325 Jasmine Hills Preliminary Plat  Planning Commission  12/19/2023   DENIED  N/A
 SD-2023-0765 Cane Mill Preliminary Plat  Planning Commission

*Conditions not met- resubmit
 12/19/2023  CONDITIONAL    APPROVAL
 60 Day Deadline*

 N/A
 SD-2023-1409 Pinnacle (Edgewater) Preliminary Plat  Planning Commission

*Conditions not met- resubmit
 12/19/2023  CONDITIONAL   APPROVAL
60 day deadline*

 N/A
 UDO-TA-2023-0975 Ch 6
County Street
Classification
 Text Amendment Planning Commission
 County Council
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
7/18/2023
 8/14/2023
 On Hold
 
 Recommend
  Approval
 On Hold