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Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 117 : Municipal and Regional Planning and Development

Subchapter 003 : Regional Planning Commissions

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 4348b)
  • § 4348b. Readoption of regional plans

    (a) Unless they are readopted, all regional plans, including all prior amendments, shall expire every eight years.

    (b)(1) A regional plan that has expired or is about to expire may be readopted as provided under section 4348 of this title for the adoption of a regional plan or amendment. Prior to any readoption, the regional planning commission shall prepare an assessment report which shall be submitted to the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the municipalities within the region. The assessment report may include:

    (A) the extent to which the plan has been implemented since adoption or readoption;

    (B) an evaluation of the goals and policies and any amendments necessary due to changing conditions of the region;

    (C) an evaluation of the land use element and any amendments necessary to reflect changes in land use within the region or changes to regional goals and policies;

    (D) priorities for implementation in the next five years; and

    (E) updates to information and data necessary to support goals and policies.

    (2) The readopted plan shall remain in effect for the ensuing eight years unless earlier readopted.

    (c) Upon the expiration of a regional plan under this section, the regional plan shall be of no further effect in any other proceeding.

    (d) All regional plans that expire after July 1, 1991 shall be readopted to be consistent with planning goals and shall follow the review process referred to in 1988 Acts and Resolves No. 200. (Added 1981, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; amended 1987, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 25, eff. July 1, 1989; 1989, No. 101, §§ 2, 3; 2009, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § G5, eff. June 1, 2010; 2011, No. 52, § 30, eff. July 1, 2012.)