Last night Greenville County Council voted unanimously to approve the 10-year Comprehensive Land Use Plan at second reading. The plan is required by state law and is not an ordinance, but instead it is a road map for future development.

Before second reading council amended the plan to clarify that the plan is not binding like law, and that unzoned areas are unaffected by the plan.

Council will take up the plan again for third and final reading on December 1, and could amend the plan further.

Many members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville participated in the development of the plan through citizen groups that met to consult on the plan’s contents. In addition the County Planning Commission, which developed the plan, met last Spring with the Board of Directors and the Legislative Committee of the association to receive the association’s input.