Welcome to the Advance Planning Division.
We deal with the long-range, “vision” planning of the unincorporated part of the County of San Diego. We are responsible for the General Plan, the document that provides a framework for future growth and development of the County. We maintain the Zoning Ordinance and regularly update it with revised regulations to serve public health, safety and general welfare. We implement the Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSCP) a regional conservation planning program intended to ensure the long-term survival of sensitive plants and animals while protecting the native vegetation communities found throughout the County. We also oversee departmental Policy and Ordinance updates for how regulations are applied.
We recently completed the General Plan Update, the first overhaul of the County’s General Plan in 30 years. More information can be found on the General Plan Update Web page
2013 General Plan Clean Up
Property Specific Requests General Plan Amendment
Policy / Ordinance Development (PODs)
Riverway Specific Plan (USDRIP)
Former Forest Conservation Initiative Lands
Housing Element Update
Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements (PACE)
General Plan (Existing)
Pedestrian Area Plans
Community Design Guidelines
Permit Process Guidance / Statutes
Conservation Subdivision Program
Climate Action Plan
August 14, 2009 - Planning Commission: SANDAG 2050 Regional Growth Forecast
September 23, 2009 - Board of Supervisors: SANDAG 2050 Regional Growth Forecast
Advance Planning News
We publish a monthly e-mail newsletter to help keep stakeholders aware of activities from the department and the Advance Planning Division. We have posted past newsletters below, and are always looking to expand our distribution. If you would like to be added to our list, please Contact Us.
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