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Coastal Resources Commission Adopts Revised Guidelines for Land-Use Planning

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Following a three-year effort to improve coastal land-use planning, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission adopted changes to Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) land-use planning guidelines in October. CAMA requires the twenty coastal counties to prepare land-use plans, but planning is optional for municipalities in those counties. The new guidelines offer three levels of plans that give local governments flexibility to meet local needs, while seeking to improve protection of coastal water quality.