Community Planners administer the Lancaster County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) in 19 municipalitiesthat have not yet adopted their own SALDO, known as Approval Plans.*
Three specific types of Approval Plans can be submitted for administrative approval by Lancaster County Planning Commission Staff, as per the respective sections of the SALDO:
1. Lot Add-On Plans (Section 306)
2. Minor Subdivision Plans (Section 310)
3. Centerline Separation Plans (Section 311)
Staff also conducts advisory reviews for development proposals in the 41 municipalities that have adopted a SALDO, known as Advisory Review Plans.
MOU Plans are agreed upon by LCPC and specified review municipalities, and are eligible for an expedited review by LCPC Staff.
*The Municipalities Planning Code grants the authority to regulate subdivision and land development to counties and local municipalities. When a local municipality has adopted its own SALDO, then, as per §301.3, 502(b) and (c) and 607(e) of the MPC the municipality is required to submit subdivision and land development plans to the County Planning Agency (Lancaster County Planning Commission) for advisory review.
If you have any questions regarding this information or you need assistance calculating a fee, please contact the Applications Coordinator at 717-299-8333.
MOU Plans are agreed upon by LCPC and specified review municipalities, and are eligible for an expedited review by LCPC Staff.This checklist lists five eligible types of MOU Plans as well as the items needed for submission.