Cities and counties plan in order to identify important community issues (e.g. new growth, housing needs, and environmental protection), project future demand for services (e.g. sewer, water, roads), anticipate potential problems, and establish goals and policies for directing and managing growth. Local governments use a variety of tools discussed in this document to address such issues within the organized framework of local planning procedures established by the State of South Carolina.
This guide is a basic primer for the land-use planning techniques deployed by the eight government bodies in Horry County. Includes a section on special purpose zoning districts and other planning tools, as well as a land-use codes matrix for each municipality.