What is the difference between the General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance?

The General Plan sets forth long-term policies that guide future development. The Zoning Ordinance implements General Plan policies through the established detailed development regulations (see Zoning Designation response below). Although the purpose and intent of zoning is different from the General Plan, State law requires that zoning be consistent with maps and policies in the General Plan.  

A table showing the Zoning Designation that implements the General Plan Land Use Designations proposed by the update to the Town’s General Plan can be accessed from this link Zoning Implementation Table

The Town’s Zoning Ordinance can be viewed/downloaded from: https://www.townofwindsor.com/DocumentCenter/View/15921 

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1. Why is the land use designation for my property proposed to change?
2. What is a General Plan?
3. Why is the General Plan being updated?
4. What is a General Plan “Land Use Designation”?
5. The land use designations in my notice seem to be the same. Is there really a change?
6. My property is in the county, why I am receiving notice of a town land use change?
7. How does the General Plan Land Use Designation affect my property?
8. What is the difference between the General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance?
9. What is a Zoning Designation?
10. I live in a mobile home park and received a notice of land use change. Does this mean my mobile home park is going to close?
11. Who can I talk to if I have questions about the land use changes proposed for my property?
12. How can I submit comments on the proposed land use changes to the Planning Commission?
13. Who will make the final decision on the proposed land use changes?