Current as of: 2009
1. Comprehensive physical planning shall to the extent feasible:
(a) Provide guidance for physical development within the State responsive to economic development, human resource development, natural resource development and regional and metropolitan area development;
(b) Assist in the attainment of the optimum living environment for the residents of this State and assure sound housing, employment opportunities, educational fulfillment and sound health facilities;
(c) Relate to intermediate and long-range growth objectives; and
(d) Set a pattern upon which state agencies and local government may base their programs and local area plans.
2. Goals for comprehensive physical planning are:
(a) To preserve the quality of the air and water resources of the State.
(b) To conserve open space and protect natural and scenic resources.
(c) To provide for the recreational needs of citizens of the State and visitors.
(d) To conserve prime farm lands for the production of crops and provide for an orderly and efficient transition from rural to urban land use.
(e) To protect life and property in areas subject to floods, landslides and other natural disasters.
(f) To provide and encourage a safe, convenient and economic transportation system including all modes of transportation such as air, water, rail, highway and mass transit, and recognizing differences in the social costs in the various modes of transportation.
(g) To develop a timely, orderly and efficient arrangement of public facilities and services to serve as a framework for urban and rural development.
(h) To diversify and improve the economy of the State.
(i) To ensure that the development of properties within the State is commensurate with the character and the physical limitations of the land.
(j) To take into account the immediate and long-range financial impact of the application of particular land to particular kinds of development, and the relative suitability of such land for such development.
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