A Comprehensive Plan is the County's guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the County, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the County reach its preferred future goals.

Public Meetings

Dorchester County has held numerous public meetings and planning session to gain feedback and insight for the DRAFT 2018 Comprehensive Plan. The Plan has been reviewed by staff and the Planning Commission who has recommended its approval to County Council.

County Council will give three readings and hold two public hearings prior to adopting the 2018 Plan. The meeting schedule is as follows:

1st Reading will be given at the November 19, 2018 County Council Meeting in the  Summerville County Council Chambers located at 500 N.Main St.

A Public Hearing will be held at the December 3, 2018 County Council Meeting at 7:00 PM in the St. George County Council Chambers located at 201 Johnston St.

2nd Reading and a Public Hearing will be held at the January 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM County Council Meeting in the Summerville County Council Chambers. 

3rd and Final Reading will be given at the January 22, 2019 County Council Meeting at 6:00 PM in the Summerville County Council Chambers.