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What is a Comprehensive Plan?

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The City of Bedford’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan (to be completed in 2010) will be the principal policy and planning document for guiding the City’s vision for future development and conservation.  It will be the ‘road map’ guiding the community’s values, ideals and aspirations through the growth and revitalization process for the next 20 to 30 years.  This plan will replace the previous comprehensive plan adopted in 1984. 

Why does the City of Bedford need a Comprehensive Plan?

Indiana Code (IC 36-7-4-501) recommends that cities have a comprehensive plan in order to promote public health, safety, morals, convenience, order or the general welfare and for the sake of efficiency and economy in the process of development.  State law does not specifically describe the organization of the plan; that is left up to each city to define a program that best suits their needs.   The plan is required for the adoption of a variety of land use controls, including: zoning and subdivision control ordinances, thoroughfare plans, and used as a basis for conducting site plan reviews.  Adopting a plan also enables the city to better compete with other communities for state and federal program grants and loans.

What is the Planning Process to achieve a Comprehensive Plan?

 The comprehensive planning process is an organized means of:

What is the Value of the Comprehensive Plan to the City of Bedford?



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