Land Use Planning
Most local governments control the type of development that can take place in their jurisdiction. These decisions can have an impact on local wetlands, streams and lakes.
What to do:
If you are concerned that a re-zoning or development proposal could affect local waterbodies you should do the following:
o Obtain copy of applications and review site plans for any impacts the re-zoning or development will have on local water bodies.
o Attend zoning meetings and ask:
1. Any streams on the property? If so will buffers be protected?
2. Are the properties on the stream meeting water quality standards?
3. What will the developer be doing to minimize the impact of and control storm-water post-construction?
o Provide meeting follow-up written comments expressing concerns and any suggestions for how the impacts could be lessened.
Who to contact:
Bartow County 770-387-5007
Chattooga County 706-857-0700
Cherokee County 678-493-6101
Cobb County 770-528-2022
Gilmer County 706-635-3406
Gordon County 706-879-2175
Forsyth County 770-781-2114
Fulton County 404-730-7545
Murray County--Chatsworth 706-695-2834
Paulding County 770-443-7601
Pickens County 706-253-8809
Polk County 770-749-2104
Rome & Floyd County 706-236-5025
Walker County 706-638-4048
Whitfield County 706-876-2524