I am searching for information on how to establish the buying and selling of development rights as a way to handle sprawl on prime farmland. How many development rights per parcel of land, limiting the total development rights per township, any examples will be helpful.
We are a rural county in Kansas adjacent to, and in the path of growth (sprawl) of Wichita. This idea may be a hard sell because there is "so much open land just waiting to be developed"!
One thing in our favor is that the governing body of the county is progressive in their thinking and they are accepting of ideas that promote good planning. Thank you in advance!