County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Coastal Land Use Plan


Isla Vista photoLike the Land Use Element, the Coastal Land Use Plan (CLUP) lays out the general patterns of development throughout the coastal areas of the County. Its purpose is to protect coastal resources while accommodating land use development within the coastal zone. The other elements are applicable within the coastal zone; however, when there is a conflict, the CLUP takes precedence.

Any amendments to the Coastal Land Use Plan must be approved by the California Coastal Commission and be consistent with California Coastal Act of 1976.


Dan Klemann, Deputy Director:

Projects and Documents

Planning Documents

Coastal Land Use Plan (PDF)

Coastal Land Use Plan Text Amendments

Below is a chronological list of text amendments to the Coasal Land Use Plan. These amendments are cited as endnotes at the end of the Coastal Land Use Plan.