Heritage Preservation Plan
Board of Supervisors Adopts Amendments to Heritage Preservation Plan
In 2009, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) 2008-01, Draft Amended Historic Preservation Plan. The amendments to the Heritage Preservation Plan included new language specifically addressing Civil War battlefields, support for the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, clarification in the Archaeological Resource Policies of Phase I methodology and results reporting, and simplified view shed guidelines. Adoption came after the Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed CPAM.
The Heritage Preservation Plan
outlines strategies for identifying, preserving and promoting Loudoun County's heritage resources in three major ways: resource protection, community education and heritage tourism. The plan recommends implementation steps, such as the creation of a Heritage Commission and a Heritage Register.
Adoption of the plan came after an extensive public process, including the creation of a Board-appointed Citizens Advisory Committee, which helped to develop the draft plan recommended to the Planning Commission. The committee worked with county staff for more than six months to develop a draft plan with input from citizens, public and private organizations, and professionals working in various fields related to preservation.
For More Information
If you would like more information, please contact the Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 or by email