What is a Land Use Plan?
A Land Use Plan is a tool used for guiding the growth, redevelopment, and overall improvement of a city, town, or county. The plan will serve as the official statement by the Town of Ayden of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development.
What is a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)?
A UDO is a regulatory document that combines traditional zoning and subdivision regulations along with other desired regulations such as design guidelines, sign regulations, and floodplain and stormwater management into a single easy-to-read reference document. A UDO is intended to eliminate redundant or conflicting codes provisions, help streamline the review and approval process, and clarify the procedures and requirements with clear illustrations and language. The UDO process will:
Update, reorganize and provide new standards for existing land development codes
Update the overall structure and format of the existing ordinances
Standardize definitions, procedures, and enforcement processes
Create a document that is easy to use, understand, administer, and enforce
Assure the document is consistent with the latest North Carolina General Statutes
Add graphics and charts that clearly illustrate the intent of the UDO