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Land Use Law in Virginia



In Virginia and throughout the United States, pressures have been building which are forcing the law of land use planning to a watershed in its development. In response, governments at all levels have been striving to find means of ensuring that the resulting change be in a direction that benefits the greatest number of their citizens. Likewise, the attorney practicing in this area of the law needs to recognize the possibility of fundamental changes, to understand the pressures precipitating an altered legal framework, and to appreciate the complex ramifications of his decisions involving questions of land use. Only through this process will he be able to structure legal advice that realistically represents the interests of his client and of society.