Article - Land Use
(a) (1) The planning commission for a local jurisdiction shall include in the comprehensive plan the following elements:
(i) a community facilities element;
(ii) an area of critical State concern element;
(iii) a goals and objectives element;
(iv) a housing element;
(v) a land use element;
(vi) a development regulations element;
(vii) a sensitive areas element;
(viii) a transportation element; and
(ix) a water resources element.
(2) If current geological information is available, the plan shall include a mineral resources element.
(3) The plan for a municipal corporation that exercises zoning authority shall include a municipal growth element.
(4) The plan for a county that is located on the tidal waters of the State shall include a fisheries element.
(b) (1) The planning commission for a local jurisdiction may include in the plan additional elements to advance the purposes of the plan.
(2) The additional elements may include:
(i) community renewal elements;
(ii) conservation elements;
(iii) flood control elements;
(iv) natural resources elements;
(v) pollution control elements;
(vi) the general location and extent of public utilities; and
(vii) a priority preservation area element developed in accordance with § 2–518 of the Agriculture Article.