A Cecil Guardian article (2017-03-28) reported that Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy announced the formation of a new planning department, called the Department of Land Use and Development Services. The new department will subsume duties that currently reside within three other county departments. From the article:
In accordance with this reorganization and consolidation, services provided by Planning & Zoning, Permits & Inspections and the plans review function of the Department of Public Works will all be combined as divisions within the new Department of Land Use and Development Services.
Dr. McCarthy states, “This reorganization will result in greater efficiency with the plans review and permitting processes by bringing all employees that administer this function together in one place.”