Planning & Zoning
The mechanism for implementing such recommendations and for insuring the County has controlled, balanced growth is through the development of planning ordinances and regulations.
The Richmond County Planning Board directs the planning staff in identifying needs and formulating policies for governing growth in Richmond County for the ultimate purpose of promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of its citizens.
RICHMOND COUNTY ORDINANCES
RICHMOND COUNTY APPENDIX
RCO STRATEGIC LAND USE PLAN
REZONING PUBLIC HEARING
RZM 2020-4 (as amended/planning board recommendation)--- A public hearing will be held Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be held remotely. Web-Ex information will be forthcoming and posted on this department page, Richmond County homepage, and Richmond County social media page(s). Please see attached Notice of Public Hearing for guidance to comment and/or ask questions concerning the proposed rezoning request.
PLANNING/ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
The PZBOA(Planning/Zoning Board of Adjustments) public meetings are held at the Richmond County Airport, 656 Airport Road Rockingham NC 28379 at 5:30PM. Meeting date and times are posted below and subject to change.
***CUP APPLICATION CASES ARE QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS , AND ARE NOT A ZONE CHANGE REQUEST***
IN A QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING AS OPPOSED TO A LEGISLATIVE HEARING (REZONING), ALL TESTIMONY MUST BE SWORN AND IN PERSON BEFORE THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS. COMMENTS CALLED IN AND LETTERS OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS (SUCH AS PETITIONS) CANNOT BE ENTERED INTO THE RECORD. HAVING FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY ALLOWS FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION OF ALL WITNESSES BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE. TESTIMONY OFFERED ON THE CASE SHOULD BE FROM DIRECT PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND FOCUSED ON THE ORDINANCE-SPECIFIED CONSIDERATIONS OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS. THE APPLICANT MUST SHOW THAT THE PROJECT MEETS CERTAIN STANDARDS. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MUST BASE ITS DECISION ON FACTUAL TESTIMONY, NOT GENERAL PUBLIC OPINION.
|Application Submission Deadline||PZBOA Meeting Date||Time|
|December 15, 2020||January 12, 2021 (tentative)||5:30PM|
|January 15, 2021||February 9, 2021||5:30PM|
|February 15, 2021||March 9, 2021||5:30PM|
|March 15, 2021||April 13, 2021||5:30PM|
|April 15, 2021||May 11, 2021||5:30PM|
|May 14, 2021||June 8, 2021||5:30PM|
|June 15, 2021||July 13, 2021||5:30PM|
|July 15, 2021||August 10, 2021||5:30PM|
|August 13, 2021||September 14, 2021||5:30PM|
|September 15, 2021||October 12, 2021||5:30PM|
|October 15, 2021||November 9, 2021||5:30PM|
|November 15, 2021||December 14, 2021
|November 16, 2020||No December Meeting||5:30PM|