The Comprehensive Plan is a statement of what the Town of Moncks Corner is and will become. It is centered on a community vision and identifies guiding principles as well as specific recommendations with time frames for implementation.
The plan is based on a composition of concepts, historic and projected patterns, and relationships that integrate the social aspects of our community with its physical character and development.
The planning commission must establish and maintain a planning process which will result in the systematic preparation and continual evaluation and updating of the elements of the comprehensive plan. S.C. Code § 6-29-510(A). Surveys and studies on which the planning elements are based must consider potential conflicts with other jurisdictions and the effect of any regional plans or issues. S.C. Code § 6-29-510(B).
The planning process for each comprehensive plan element must include but is not limited to the following items:
The elements of a comprehensive plan are unique to each community and will vary from place to place. Per state law, however, the plan must address the following:
The Planning Commission is responsible for defining criteria and principles for engaging citizens in a public involvement process, identifying benchmarks, and timelines to measure success, and serving as “champions” of the process to make sure that criteria and principles continue to be applied throughout the development and implementation of the Plan.