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Policy Summary

This provision regulates permitted uses of "greenspace" land that is located in county conservation subdivisions and sets design standards for the same. Among other things, it allows for community gardens and certain agricultural activities as permitted uses of such land.

Background Information

State Georgia
Jurisdiction Name Spalding
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

This policy is located in the county's subdivision ordinance, the listed purposes of which include promoting "sound land use patterns... to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of certain conditions which can threaten the general health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the county." § 104.

Environmental goal?

See, e.g., references to "greenspace" and "conservation." § 704.

Economic goal?

This policy is located in the county's subdivision ordinance, the listed purposes of which include "Encourage the development of economically sound and stable communities." § 104(A).

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The purpose of this article is to encourage development principles and strategies which conserve open land in Spalding County, including those areas with unique and sensitive natural features such as woodlands, steep slopes, streams, floodplains and wetlands by setting them aside from future development." § 701(A).

Includes definitions?

§ 202.

Addresses implementation?

Powers and duties are assigned to various officials for general administration of the Subdivision Ordinance at §§ 601-606

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in the Spalding County Zoning Ordinance, Appendix A - Subdivision Ordinance, Article 7. - Conservation Subdivisions. History: Res. No. A-04-12, 6-7-04; Res. No. A-05-21, § 1, 9-19-05; Res. No. A-06-09, § 3, 2-5-07.