As part of the Sussex County Comprehensive Plan, the County is conducting extensive research about the community. This includes demographic and population research, housing growth, and an in-depth look at topics such as transportation, economic development, and natural resource protection. Visit this page to view the 2018 Comprehensive Plan draft documents.

Draft Document

Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan

On November 2, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve the Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan and forward the Plan to the County Council for its consideration. The P&Z Commission recommended draft can be viewed on this page.

Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Chapter 1 – Introduction

The introductory chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Introduction Chapter

Vision Statement

Chapter 2 – Population and Demographics

The Population and Demographics chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Population and Demographics Chapter

Chapter 3 – Planning Process

The Planning Process chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Planning Process Chapter

Chapter 4 – Future Land Use

The Future Land Use chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Future Land Use Chapter

Chapter 5 – Conservation

The Conservation chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Conservation Chapter

Chapter 6 – Recreation and Open Space

The Recreation and Open Space chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Recreation and Open Space Chapter

Chapter 7 – Utilities

The Utilities chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Utilities Chapter

Chapter 8 – Housing

The Housing chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Housing Chapter

Chapter 9 – Economic Development

The Economic Development chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Economic Development Chapter

Chapter 10 – Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Historic Preservation Chapter

Chapter 11 – Intergovernmental Coordination

The Intergovernmental Coordination chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Intergovernmental Coordination Chapter

Chapter 12 – Community Design

The Community Design chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Community Design Chapter

Chapter 13 – Mobility

The Mobility chapter of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is now ready for public review.

Mobility Chapter