How Effective the Master Plan?

George M. Raymond

DOI: 10.2190/28MT-A99X-2WCR-DVV2


Far from being an irrelevant appendage, a master plan is essential if municipalities are to guide their development in a rational manner. To be effective, a master plan must be officially adopted by the local governing body as the foundation stone of an adequately financed continuing planning process. The master plan's validity is not negated by recognition of the regional impact of local land use decisions and of the need to address social and economic goals.

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