Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Survey EXTENDED
Posted on 11/21/2019
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The Northampton Comprehensive Plan update process is underway. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey provided by The Berkley Group. The survey can be downloaded in PDF form and mailed to the county offices or you may take the online survey. Both are available in English and Spanish. Reminder: this website can be translated into many different languages by using the "Select Language" drop down list at the top right hand corner (to the left of Search bar) located on every page. If you wish to receive email alerts and updates about the Comprehensive Plan process, please subscribe to the document container on the Comprehensive Plan page. 

2019 Northampton County Community Survey

I. Introduction
This survey is an opportunity for residents of Northampton County to share their thoughts and opinions on the future growth and development of the County. Your feedback will be used to update the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan is Northampton County's most important document regarding future growth, development, and change. It establishes government policy to help guide public and private activities as they relate to land use and resource utilization. The Comprehensive Plan is the basis for land development regulations (Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances) and decisions (rezonings, conditional use permits), capital improvements (schools, parks, libraries), transportation, environmental and historic resource protection initiatives. All Virginia towns, cities, and counties are required to adopt a Comprehensive Plan, and to review the plan for necessary updates every five years.

II. Survey Information
Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes.
Return the completed survey to the Northampton County Offices at 16404 Courthouse Rd, Eastville, VA 23347 before the deadline.

For any questions contact Darren Coffey:

2019 Northampton County Community Survey (PDF)

Encuesta de Planificación Comunitaria del Condado de Northampton 2019 (PDF)

You can also take the survey online at:

Encuesta de Planificación Comunitaria del Condado de Northampton 2019 (Hipervínculo)

To submit public comments on the Comprehensive Plan update process, please email Project Manager, . 

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Current Comprehensive Plan

For additional information please contact the Senior Planner.

Northampton County Comprehensive Plan (April 2009) (6.5MB)

Comprehensive Plan Update 2018 Part 1
Comprehensive Plan Update 2018 Part 2

County Facilities North
County Facilities South
Future Land Use Map

Waterfront Villages Visioning - Final Report available

The Department of Planning & Zoning conducted public workshops to review and update the Visions for the waterfront villages of Willis Wharf and Oyster. The final report of the consulting team is available through this link.

Staff Information

Susan McGhee

757-678-0443 ext. 541

Zoning Administrator

757-678-0443 ext. 545

John Outten
Building Official

757-678-0445 ext. 525

Kelley Lewis Parks
Planner/GIS Specialist

757-678-0443 ext. 546

Tom Rippon
Code Compliance and Building Inspector

757-678-0445 ext. 526

Beth Nunnally
Development Inspector

757-678-0443 ext. 542 

Jennifer Sayers
Permit Technician

757-678-0445 ext. 543

Carmen Warner
Office Coordinator

757-678-0443 ext. 524

Department of Planning, Permitting & Enforcement
PO Box 538
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM