I was under the impression that there was a Land Use Plan in which the municipality indicated its general intent for future land use according to general types of use. Further, that there was a municipal Zoning Map that indicated the official zoning that has been legally imposed on the land.
My understanding was that the Land Use Plan indicated general intent, whether actually achieved or not, which would serve as a guide for future changes in zoning.
I cannot find this concept in our enabling legislation, nor in our Planning Commission documents.
Is this a valid concept in Planning, or something I just read as a desireable concept, but not an actual practice?
Should we have both?
What are your thoughts?