Frederick County officials are praising clarifications to PlanMaryland, a statewide development plan criticized by many local officials from rural parts of the state.
Four rural Maryland counties say they’re joining forces against a proposed statewide development plan called PlanMaryland.
State lawmakers and officials from rural Maryland on Thursday urged opponents of the governor’s statewide development plan to get organized on the local level and push back.
A rural county in western Maryland is asking the administration of Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley to exempt extremely slow-growing counties from proposed regulations for curbing urban sprawl.
Maryland residents will have an additional 60 days to review and make comments on PlanMaryland, the first statewide development plan aimed at reducing sprawl, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Thursday in response to wary local officials who sought more time to study the plan.