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Coastal Area County NC Land Use Plan Public Discussions

Public comments on coastal area county NC land use plan guidelines in 8 of the 20 participating local areas who use these guidelines in local government to establish protections for areas along the coast and centering on storm hazard mitigation from hurricanes, nor’easters, and tropical storms, protecting natural resources such as beaches, lakes, estuaries, rivers, sounds, marshlands, forests, farmland, fisheries, and coastal habitats and ecosystems, and finally desired economic growth and development for these locations.

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Agencies: N.C. Division of Coastal Management, Coastal Resources Commission, and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality via the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA).

Government: State of North Carolina, town councils, county commissioners, and state representatives and senators within the N.C. General Assembly.

Focus: Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Hyde, Dare, Currituck, and Carteret County NC.

NC Land Use Plan Public Comments Within Coastal County Municipalities

Please use the city and town locations below to discuss information related to this topic. In the case of unincorporated areas, the county has jurisdiction, while incorporated areas are under government control for that city and town.

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Municipalities include Southport, Bald Head Island, Oak Island, Varnamtown, Shallotte, Grissettown, Longwood, Bolivia, Winnabow, Leland, and Sunset, Holden, Caswell, and Ocean Isle Beach.


Municipalities include Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, Harkers Island, Cedar Island, Peletier, Stella, and all other unincorporated areas down east.

Carteret NC


Municipalities include Corolla, Carova Beach, Jarvisburg, Point Harbor, Barco, Sligo, Popular Branch, Coinjock, Moyock, Shawboro, Gregory, Grandy, Aydlett, Currituck, and Powells Point.


Municipalities include Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Wanchese, Manteo, Rodanthe, Stumpy Point, Waves, Avon, Buxton, Manns Harbor, Southern Shores, and Cape Hatteras.


Municipalities include Ocracoke Island, Engelhard, Middletown, Fairfield, Swan Quarter, Germantown, Scranton, and Nebraska.

New Hanover

Municipalities include Wilmington, Wrightsboro, Castle Hayne, Myrtle Grove, Silver Lake, Cape Fear River, Bayshore, Kirkland, Skippers Corner, Sea Breeze, Ogden, Kure, Carolina, and Wrightsville Beach.


Municipalities include Sneads Ferry, North Topsail Beach, New River, Jacksonville, Swansboro, Hubert, Richlands, Half Moon, Pumpkin Center, and Angola.


Municipalities include Topsail Island, Surf City, Hampstead, Sloop Point, Holly Ridge, Burgaw, Rocky Point, Atkinson, St Helena, Watha, Currie, Yamacraw, Long Creek, and Murray Town.

Storm Hazard Mitigation

Guidelines centered on mitigating land erosion, marshlands, flooding impacts, estuarine environments, coastal habitats, beach nourishment, living shorelines, vegetation planting, and protecting coastal barrier islands from hurricane, tropical storm, and nor’easter impacts. As hurricanes and tropical storms become stronger and more frequent in the Atlantic Ocean, so will the damage to local cities and towns and these plans are in place for local officials to have a blueprint on how best to deal with issues before, during, and after storms.

As it relates to hurricanes, tropical storms, and nor’easters, how are your commissioners, town councils, and state representatives and senators working with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality on storm hazard mitigation?

Natural Resources

Guidelines centered on protecting farmland, maritime forests, estuaries, rivers, lakes, sounds, beaches, fisheries, coastal wildlife, water quality, agriculture, and other production environments for coastal areas in the face of climate change and global warming, and especially for the warming Atlantic Ocean and rising waters.

In what ways are your county commissioners, town councils, and state representatives and senators working to enact legislation, bills, and laws along the guidelines and tenets of the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) in your city or town?

What is the best ways to protect natural resources considering climate change and global warming, and from man-made pollution, stormwater runoff, and a growing human population?

Economic Growth And Development

Guidelines centered on the best use of land and protections of lands in the face of fast-paced economic growth and development from tourism, new business, and a growing population which will create man-made pollution, waste, and negative impacts on the environment without ongoing education and safeguards.

The goal of these guidelines is to allow for and promote responsible economic growth and development while protecting natural resources.

What’s some other information and public comments about county NC land use plan guidelines which we did not discuss in this article? Let us know using the form below.

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2 thoughts on “Coastal Area County NC Land Use Plan Public Discussions

  • October 27, 2021 at 11:11 am

    This is for Carteret, specifically Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. It’s clear the area is going to grow fast because of all the interstate and military stuff even though locals are against it.

    I just hope town councils in these areas will make decisions on how land is used and how it will affect our habitats instead of just looking out for the economic interest of businesses and corporations.

    I feel sure residents and the public in New Hanover, Hyde, and Dare feel the same way as they are in the same region.

    • May 3, 2022 at 7:08 am

      In 2022, Beaufort, Pine Knoll Shores, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Emerald Isle commissioners made efforts to start talking about responsible growth in the area in response to protecting the environment, habitats, beaches, and wetlands as Interstate 42 and other new roadways and businesses to support a greater population begins to get introduced to our community.


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