Definition of master plan in English:

master plan


  • A comprehensive plan of action.

    ‘America's master plan for peace’
    • ‘He rightly points out the difference between a master plan and an actual site plan.’
    • ‘Fourthly, governments at all three levels, as well as financial institutions, should facilitate farm property, urban master plans and regional plans.’
    • ‘It will receive a share of £2.8 million dedicated to drawing up long-term master plans for market towns and consultation exercises.’
    • ‘A draft master plan has been drawn up outlining what improvements are sought, and inviting the public to have their say.’
    • ‘Many building owners and developers are demanding that design criteria for their projects include security master plans.’
    • ‘Work carried out by the experts will lead to a master plan for sites in the town centre, and the consultants' report is due this autumn.’
    • ‘In the coming months, they plan to form a design team and develop a master plan for the project.’
    • ‘I would love to say I had a master plan for the next week or so, but I don't.’
    • ‘Take ‘green areas’ as an obvious example in comparing the old and new master plans.’
    • ‘A public outcry for a master plan to maintain the pond as a heritage site has met with little response.’
    • ‘Like many master plans, emergency response plans must have the commitment of the CEO or president to be most effective.’
    • ‘Maybe campaign strategies and master plans are not nearly as important as the insiders believe they are.’
    • ‘Their master plan is clearly formulated and being implemented every day.’
    • ‘He had even taken personal interest in the drawing up of a master plan for development of tourism in the district.’
    • ‘We will be contributing to the development of a master plan and its links to existing regeneration projects.’
    • ‘The master plan is the first stage in a scheme to redevelop the Aire Valley.’
    • ‘Under the original master plan, there would have been less open space, no footpaths and the loss of six trees.’
    • ‘About half the awards went to unbuilt projects: urban master plans and proposals for future buildings.’
    • ‘Senior city councillors have approved a traffic master plan aimed at saving York from future gridlock.’
    • ‘Before I reveal my master plan, I want to give you some insight into my journalism experience.’
    scheme, plan of action, idea, game plan, proposal, proposition, ploy, suggestion, project, programme, system, method, procedure, strategy, stratagem, formula, recipe, scenario, arrangement, schedule, agenda
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