Planning & Zoning

The mission of the Richmond County Planning Department is to plan for growth and to protect the rights, health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Richmond County.

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.



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.

RZM 2020-4 Notice of Public Hearing

RZM 2020-4 (as amended/planning board recommendation) aerial map

RZM 2020-4 (as amended/planning board recommendation) Exhibit A

                      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
5:30PM  
November 16, 2020   No December Meeting 5:30PM