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Best Practices in Georgia Planning

Best PracticeIssues AddressedExamplesQCO
Cluster Septic Systems

Amend or adopt ordinances allowing cluster septic systems for multiple units to be placed in one large area, avoiding the need for a separate absorption field for each house. Cluster systems are often used for subdivisions of up to 100 houses, and allow lot sizes to be significantly reduced.
  • We like to better protect our natural resources (such as streams, wetlands, etc.)
  • We need help addressing neighborhood opposition to new developments
  • We need to improve our public facility capacity in order to attract new development
  • We'd like to encourage development to locate in areas most suitable for new growth
  • We'd like to reduce the cost of providing public services/facilities
  Efficient Land Use

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