Balance, the Growth Management Element of the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, was updated in 2006. This update is a guide for growth and preservation in Lancaster County through 2030. The Growth Management Element establishes a framework for future land use and development in the County and its municipalities consistent with the Vision and Key Focus Areas set forth in ReVisions, the Policy Element of the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The Growth Management Element establishes the overall direction, tools, and an agenda for action by municipalities and the County to work together to realize the future to which Lancastrians aspire.
Key Policies and Objectives build on the two previous versions of the Growth Management Element (1993 and 1997) while setting some significant new directions for the management of growth in Lancaster County over the next 25 years.