§223-2  Quality growth policy.  The office of planning and sustainable development shall develop a quality growth policy based upon the following considerations:

     (1)  An examination of the environmental impact of proposed urban development;

     (2)  The relationship between short-term and long-term environmental quality;

     (3)  Any irretrievable commitment of resources through urban development; and

     (4)  Alternatives available to minimize adverse environmental effects as balanced against economic development of the State.

     The quality growth policy shall include a comprehensive policy framework for directing growth and land use and shall identify State growth objectives and specific operational constraints to further such objectives. [L 1972, c 45, §2; am L 1993, c 213, §2; am L 1996, c 299, §3; am L 2021, c 153, §8]