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Local Coastal Program

Required by California Coastal Act to govern projects in the Coastal Zone

Coastal Land Use Plan

The purpose of the Coastal Land Use Plan is to protect coastal resources, provide greater access and recreational opportunities for the public’s enjoyment, while allowing for orderly and well-planned urban development and the siting of coastal-dependent and coastal-related industry. The Coastal Land Use Plan establishes land uses within the coastal zone. The other elements of the County’s Comprehensive Plan are applicable within the coastal zone, however, where conflicts exist, the LCP takes precedence. The plan includes numerous policies applicable to development projects. 

    Implementing Document: Carpinteria Greenhouse Study

Coastal Zoning Ordinance

Applicable to the unincorporated coastal zone. Implements the Coastal Land Use Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land, buildings, and structures in the coastal zone.

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