The updated Chesapeake Bay Preservation Plan, a required element of Arlington's comprehensive plan, was adopted in 2023.
Read the adopted 2023 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Plan Update(PDF, 35MB)
The Bay Act provides the components and criteria that local governments must adopt and implement in their programs. The CBPP was updated to reflect current conditions and include up-to-date policies and procedures designed to address the County’s regulatory Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act requirements. The plan update was meant to document that Arlington has the correct programs and processes in place. Required plan components include:
Extensive engagement on plan components had already occurred previously and was or will be included in other County plans and documents, including
The original Chesapeake Bay Preservation Plan was adopted April 2001:
Use Permits for Public Space Design Processes
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Plan 2022 Update