Land Use Planning and Analysis

Land use analysis is a means of broadly classifying how land is used. Each type of use has its own characteristic that can determine compatability, location and preference to other land uses in an area. The land use plan brings together consideration for both the physicial development, as well as the social characteristics of a town. Land use mapping and related information is used to analyze the current pattern of development, and serves as the framework for the formulation of a plan for how land will be used in the future.