Planning

The Lancaster County Planning Department is responsible for all of the planning activities which take place within Lancaster County, Town of Heath Springs, and Town of Kershaw.  The department is responsible for writing all of the regulations which govern development within these three jurisdictions 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 Staff also provides some technical support to the Town of Van Wyck Council and Planning Commission.  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, Master Plans, Conditional Use Permits, 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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Click below to view the
Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan
Click below to view the
Southern Panhandle Small Area Plan



CURRENT PLANNING CASES

    PLANNING COMMISSION
     
   PROJECT #    TYPE    MEETING   DATE  P. C. Vote  Council   Decision
           
 UDO-TA-2023-0073
 CWP Range  Exemption
 Text Amendment  Planning Commission
 County Council Hearing
 Council 2nd Reading
 Council 3rd Reading
 02/21/2023
 03/13/2023
 03/27/2023
 04/10/2023
   
 CU-2022-2447
 Tidal Wave Auto Spa
 Conditional   Use Permit  Planning Commission
 County Council
 02/21/2023
 03/13/2023
   
 CU-2022-2126 Baker
 a/k/a Possum Hollow C-Store
 Conditional   Use Permit  Planning Commission
 County Council
 02/21/2023
 03/13/2023
   
 UDO-TA-2022-2606
Ch. 2 & 4  
 MDR & CSOD
 Text   Amendment  Planning Commission
 County Council
Council 2nd Reading
Council 3rd reading
 1/17/2023 
 2/13/2023
 2/27/2023
 3/13/2023
Recommend Approval


 
 UDO-TA-2022-2602
Ch.6  
 20-Lot Rule
 Text   Amendment  Planning Commission
 County Council
 Council 2nd reading
 Council 3rd reading
 1/17/2023
 2/13/2023
 2/27/2023
 3/13/2023
Recommend Approval


 
 RZ-2022-2317
Kershaw Depot
 Rezoning   Planning Commission

 Kershaw Town Council  
 01/17/2023

 01/23/2023
Recommend 
approval

 
 RZ-2022-2335
McGinn-Cooper
 Rezoning  Planning Commission
 County Council Hearing
 County Council 2nd Rd
 County Council 3rd Rd
 01/17/2023
 02/13/2023
 02/27/2023
 03/13/2023
Recommend 
Approval


 
 RZ-2022-2224 TERRY  Rezoning  Planning Commission 
 County Council Hearing
 County Council 2nd Rd
 County Council 3rd Rd
 11/15/2022
 1/09/2023
 1/23/2023
 2/13/2023
Recommend Approval


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 SD-2022-0733 CENTURY   COMMUNITES
aka Shiloh Woods
 Subdivision
 Prelim. Plat
 Planning Commission : Agenda
 PC Minutes
 10/18/2022
 
  APPROVED  n/a
 DA-2022-0733 CENTURY   COMMUNITES
aka Shiloh Woods
 Development
 Agreement
  Planning Commission
 County Council Hearing
 CC minutes
 County Council 2nd Rd
 CC Minutes
 County Council 3rd Rd
 10/18/2022
 11/14/2022

 11/28/2022

 12/12/2022
 Recommend
 Approval




--revising
 APPROVED
 RZ-2022-0735 CLREF II   ACQUISITIONS aka
 Nisbet Property
Landeavor Slide Presentation
 Rezoning  Planning Commission 
 County Council Hearing
 CC Minutes
 County Council 2nd Rd
 County Council 3rd Rd
 10/18/2022
 11/14/2022

 11/28/2022
 12/12/2022
 Recommend 
 Denial


--
 DENIED



 DA-2022-0735 CLREF II   ACQUISITIONS aka
 Nisbet Property
 Development
 Agreement
 Planning Commission 
 PC Minutes 
 County Council Hearing
 County Council 2nd Rd
 County Council 3rd Rd
 10/18/2022

 11/14/2022
 11/28/2022
 12/12/2022
 Recommend
 Denial


--

 DENIED



 RZ-2022-1357 D. R. HORTON aka
 Asbury Lane
D.R. Horton Slide Presentation
 Rezoning   Planning Commission 
 County Council Hearing
 CC Minutes
 County Council 2nd Rd
 County Council 3rd Rd
 10/18/2022
 11/14/2022
 11/28/2022
 12/12/2022
 Recommend
 Approval


--
DENIED


 SD-2022-11356 McILWAIN   HOLDINGS
aka Alcott Village
 Subdivision
Prelim. Plat
 Planning Commission: Agenda
 PC: Minutes
 10/18/2022
 
 APPROVED  n/a
RZ-2022-1527 Arbor Walk LLC Rezoning  Planning Commission : Agenda
 PC Minutes
 County Council 
 9/20/2022
 
-- N/A--
Recommend Denial



Withdrawn
DA-2022-1527 Arbor Walk LLC  Development Agreement  Planning Commission : Agenda
 PC Minutes 
 County Council 
 9/20/2022
 
-- N/A--
Recommend Denial



Withdrawn
UDO-TA-2022-0172 Keith Corp./MUSC Text Amendment  Planning Commission : Agenda
 PC Minutes
 County Council 
 9/20/2022
 
-- N/A--
Recommend Denial



Withdrawn
RZ-2022-1759 King's Mountain LLC (Daycare) Rezoning  Planning Commission : Agenda
 PC Minutes
 County Council 
CC Minutes
 (Continued)
 County Council 2nd Rd
 County Council 3rd Rd
 9/20/2022
 
 11/14/2022

 01/09/2023
 01/23/2023
 02/13/2023
Recommend Approval




 (Deferred)