The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s official policy guide for future development related decisions. The Plan is long-range in nature, and provides a picture of how the community wishes to develop over the next 15 to 20 years.
As a policy document, the Plan provides a framework for the County’s residents and decision makers to conceptualize how the County should look and function. Within each chapter of the Plan, there are implementation strategies identified. All or some portion of the strategies may be implemented to accomplish the goals and objectives for any particular topic addressed in the Plan. The major purposes of the Comprehensive Plan are:
- Provide a guide for the numerous public and private decisions that will create the future County.
- Promote the interests of the community as a whole.
- Enhance, describe, and promote the County’s physical environment.
- Develop a coordinated, well-planned system of public services.
- Evaluate short-term actions against long-term goals.
- Recognize the natural resources, historical, and architectural significance of Warren County and the surrounding area so that they can be more effectively preserved, protected, and integrated into an orderly pattern of development.
- Fulfill the legal requirement of Chapter 11, Title 15.1 of the Code of Virginia.
The overall goal of the comprehensive plan is to: Maintain and enhance the quality and character of Warren County’s natural and man-made environment by promoting the efficient use and conservation of the County’s land and natural resources in order to effectively meet the social and economic needs of present and future citizens.
Below you will find links to the components of the plan. These components have been broken out by chapter, in PDF form, for easy readability and printing. The maps associated with each chapter have also been included.