How do I go about preparing a specific plan?

It is suggested that anyone preparing a specific plan in Kern County consult Appendix C of the Kern County General Plan for particulars of how a specific plan should be prepared in Kern County.  It is suggested that you contact a professional planning consultant or civil engineer to write a plan.

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that an environ­mental study be prepared for a project such as a specific plan.  The environmental study may take the form of a Negative Declaration or an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

In cases where a Negative Declaration is required, processing time is likely to be about six (6) months.  Where an Environmental Impact Report is required, applicants should allow twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months to process an application.