Welcome to the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Page
The Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section includes attorneys in private and local governmental practice who routinely handle matters related to land use, zoning, zoning litigation and environmental regulations affecting the development of land.
About the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section
The establishment of the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section coincided with the expansion of zoning and land use law as a growing specialty among members of the bar. Concurrently, the pace of real estate development in North Carolina and the growing body of regulations by local governments has created significant opportunities for attorneys practicing in the zoning and land use area. Affiliate membership is open to nonlawyers active in the field of zoning, planning and land use law.
Input Needed on Proposed Legislation
The Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section has been working on a revision of G.S. 160A, Article 19 to lead to better government and a more citizen-friendly Article. Comments and suggestions welcome in advance of the 2015 long session.
Overview of Proposed Chapter 160D (4/20/15)
Recommendations Addendum (4/20/15)
Land Use Law Quarterly Newsletter
Section members receive the Land Use Law Quarterly newsletter, which recently featured the following article:View Article
Quasi-Judicial Proceedings: Understanding, Handling and Litigating Cases (2013 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting)Purchase Manuscript
Zoning, Planning & Land Use Boards of Adjustment Video
Learn more about legislative changes affecting your board by viewing an excellent video, “Boards of Adjustment: Understanding the New Boards of Adjustment Statute,” produced by the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section.Watch Video