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Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Welcome to the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Page

The Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section includes attorneys and paralegals 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.

  • Draft 160D

    The Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section has been working on a revision of G.S. 160D. Please see the draft below.

    Overview of Proposed Chapter 160D (5/7/2019)next
  • Land Use Law Quarterly Newsletter

    Section members receive the Land Use Law Quarterly newsletter, which recently featured the following article:

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  • Quasi-Judicial Proceedings

    Quasi-Judicial Proceedings: Understanding, Handling and Litigating Cases (2013 Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting)

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  • Committee Sign-Up

    Get involved and join a committee now!

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  • 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.

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