The Planning Board is a legislative board that makes recommendations on land use ordinances to the County Commissioners. Over the past 2 years the Planning Board has helped steward the development of the county's first ever comprehensive plan. The Buncombe 2043 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in May 2023. This is a broad policy document that will help guide the Planning Board in decision making over the next 20 years. The Planning Board will help implement the Buncombe 2043 Plan through text amendments, rezoning requests, other planning endeavors.