The Code of Virginia requires localities to adopt a comprehensive plan for the physical development of jurisdictions. A comprehensive plan provides a blueprint for the future by establishing a framework for growth and development. The plan will provide Goochland County guidance for the formation and implementation of various tools that guide growth and development decisions.
At least once every five years the comprehensive plan must be reviewed by the Planning Commission to determine whether it is advisable to amend the plan. The comprehensive plan must be general in nature, meaning it designates the general or approximate location, character, and extent of features shown on the Future Land Use Maps or other maps or described within the text.