General Development Plan
The GDP is Anne Arundel County’s comprehensive plan to guide land use in the County, capitalize on its assets and conserve critical resources. It is prepared in compliance with State requirements and guidelines. Adopted by the County Council, the GDP establishes policies and recommendations to guide land use decisions over a 20 year planning timeframe. All master plans and development regulations adopted by the County must be consistent with the goals, policies and recommendations of the GDP.
Plan2040 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Anne Arundel County is accepting new applications to serve on the Plan2040 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). This committee provides input to the Office of Planning and Zoning in the development of Plan2040.
Individuals interested in being considered for the committee should fill out the application below.
Applications are due by February 1, 2019
If you are interested in more information or need accommodations, please contact the Office of Planning and Zoning at 410-222-7450 or email email@example.com. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in alternative formats upon request.
The County’s current GDP was approved in 2009 by the County Council. View the current GDP and the history of comprehensive planning in Anne Arundel County here:
The GDP establishes the community's vision for the County; all master plans and development regulations must be consistent with its goals, policies and recommendations.
County staff are preparing Background Reports on the various elements to be addressed in Plan2040. There will be nine reports in total, including:
A consultant is preparing a Land Use Market Analysis that will be available at a later date. Together, these reports will provide a snapshot of existing conditions in each of these areas and progress made in implementing the goals of the SAPs and the 2009 GDP. Each background report will be linked above as it is prepared.