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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) and why is it necessary?

  • An ALUCP is a policy document similar to a general plan or zoning ordinance that establishes standards for the compatibility of new land uses or redevelopment of property around airports.
  • The plan's purpose is twofold: prevent new noise- and risk-sensitive uses (such as hospitals, schools, and places of public assembly) from exposure to noise and safety hazards of aircraft in flight, and protect airports from new incompatible land uses that could restrict airport operations.
  • An ALUCP is required by State law for each of the 16 public-use and military airports in San Diego County.