Comprehensive Plan Guidance

  • A Comprehensive Coastal Resource Management Plan must be included in comprehensive plan updates in Tidewater localities (Code of Virginia § 15.2-2223.2) – effective 2013
  • Comprehensive plans must incorporate strategies to combat projected sea-level rise and recurrent flooding in Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (Code of Virginia § 15.2-2223.3) – effective 2015
Model Language

These prepared statements can be used verbatim or as advisory guidance.  Coastal zone localities can develop their own recommendations and programs with this science-based guidance as a foundation.

Short Version: pdf file, doc file
Long Version: pdf file, doc file

Comprehensive Coastal Resource Management Guidance

Science-based supporting information for shoreline best practices