Comprehensive Planning

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) requires that qualified local governments, meaning local governments that are eligible for grants and assistance, prepare and maintain a comprehensive plan.  The DCA also sets forth the rules by which the plan is to be prepared, known as the “Minimum Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning”.

Liberty County’s current Consolidated Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2008 by Liberty County and the municipalities of Allenhurst, Flemington, Gum Branch, Hinesville, Midway, Riceboro, and Walthourville.  The current plan consists of three primary elements: the Community Assessment, which presents a profile of the community and an assessment of potential issues and opportunities; the Community Participation Plan, which describes how members of the public will have the opportunity to provide input during comprehensive plan development; and the Community Agenda, which provides a vision for the community’s future, as well as strategies to achieve that vision.

In 2014, DCA adopted a new set of rules and standards for comprehensive planning.  The LCPC will be working with Liberty County and all of the municipalities therein to adopt an entirely new comprehensive plan that adheres to these new standards.  Work on the new plan began in 2014 and is expected to be adopted in 2016. For more information on comprehensive planning, including the current Consolidated Comprehensive Plan and the new plan that is in development, please consult the links that are shown below, or contact Jeff Ricketson at (912) 408-2030.


Comprehensive Planning Links