Comprehensive Plan

The 2012 Comprehensive Development Plan is effective from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2022.  The comprehensive plan provides the blueprint for future development and redevelopment in New Castle County. Changes to the Unified Development Code, re-zonings, and capital programs must all be reviewed within the context of conformity with the Comprehensive Development Plan.

A hard copy of the comprehensive plan may be purchased for $50 at the front desk in the Department of Land Use, 87 Read's Way, New Castle Corporate Commons. Printed copies are also available for viewing at New Castle County's libraries.

In 2015, the Department of Land Use created a Mission and Action Plan to identify the highest priorities for implementing the goals of the Comprehensive Plan.  Click here to review the Land Use Mission & Action Plan.  

New Castle County submits a report to the State Planning Office annually to report progress on implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.  Click on the links below to read recent annual reports.

2016 Annual Report to State Planning
2015 Annual Report to State Planning
2014 Annual Report to State Planning
2013 Annual Report to State Planning