The Planning Commission has approved a new Plan of Conservation & Development for 2015-2025
A print version will be available in the Land Use Office in June, 2016
The Planning Commission is responsible for the development and implementation of the municipal Plan of Conservation and Development and for the review of subdivisions and re-subdivisions. It advises the Board of Selectmen regarding municipal projects and the Zoning Commission regarding changes to zoning maps or regulation. Click here to see the 2009 updates to the Plan of Conservation & Development.
The Commission generally meets the second Thursday of the month. Per the Connecticut General Statues the planning commission:
- Must prepare, amend and adopt a plan of conservation and development, showing the commission's recommendation for the most desirable use of land for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial and other purposes at least once every ten years.
- Must review and may make recommendations on all proposed municipal improvements, such as street locations or changes; public schools, parks and utilities; and public housing developments.
- May establish, change or repeal regulations for the subdivision and resubdivision of land.
- Determines whether the existing division of any land constitutes a subdivision or resubdivision.
- Hears, considers, and decides upon applications for approvals of the subdivision or resubdivision of land.
- The commission may waive certain requirements of the subdivision regulations when deciding upon applications for subdivision or resubdivision where special conditions exist, in accordance with standards and criteria set forth in the zoning regulations but only if the waiver will not adversely affect adjacent property with respect to public health and safety.
|John Guszkowski||Planner||860-767-4340 ext. 150 or 860-455-8251|
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