The Gaviota Coast Planning Area
One of the largest remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline in southern California, the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County is a spectacular landscape composed of agricultural, biological, cultural, recreational, and scenic resources. The County's Comprehensive Plan outlines policies that apply to the Gaviota Area.
NEW! Upcoming Public Hearings Regarding Adoption of the Gaviota Coast Plan
Hearings for adoption for the Gaviota Coast Plan are set to begin on July 27, 2016 with the County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission will hold at least two public hearings to consider the Draft Final Gaviota Coast Plan and the Draft Final Environmental Impact Report. The Planning Commission will consider written and oral public comments and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Information regarding subsequent hearings will be posted on this web page. The Draft Final Plan and the Draft Final EIR can be found below the hearing information.
To assist in your review, please first review the staff report to the Planning Commission. The staff report provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Gaviota Coast Plan and implementing ordinances. Attachments to the staff report include the draft resolutions and ordinance amendments. Of note, Attachment D-2 (County Land Use and Development Code Amendment) and Attachment D-5 (Article II Coastal Zoning Ordinance Amendment) provide revised ordinance language for the Gaviota Coast Plan. The Design Guidelines are included in Attachment D-7. The Trail Siting Guidelines and Steep Slope Guidelines have been added to the Plan as Appendices C and D, respectively.
Written comments can be submitted at any time. The Planning Commission will continue to accept comments throughout the hearing process.
County Planning Commission
Agenda, staff report, and attachments are posted here
|Gaviota Coast Plan
Planning Commission Draft Final
Gaviota Coast Plan July 2016 Draft Final by Chapters
Individuals may purchase a copy of the Draft Final Gaviota Coast Plan and/or the Draft Final EIR by contacting Bill's Copy Shop at (805) 564-4353. Please allow at least one day for printing.
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For project background, history, Draft EIR, and Board of Supervisors Initiation Plan, click HERE.