Notice of Public Hearing – CT Conservation and Development Policies Plan 2018-2023

Per the Connecticut General Statutes, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) must revise the State Conservation and Development Policies (C&D) Plan once every five years. Each 5-year revision to the State C&D Plan is prepared with consultation from regional councils of governments, municipalities, state agencies, and the public. In summer 2016, OPM began the State C&D Plan revision process for the 2018-2023 State C&D Plan, which must be submitted to the General Assembly by December 31, 2017.

A public hearing regarding the revised Draft 2018-2023 State C&D Plan will be held in the SCRCOG Offices on September 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

For more information about the State C&D Plan, how to submit comments, and for details regarding the other public hearings, visit

Draft Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program

The public is invited to offer comment as area mayors and first selectmen shape the Fiscal Year 2018- 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and a companion Draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) through the next month. The TIP document, framed together with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, guides the flow of funding for major improvements to the region’s roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian transportation systems. The development of this TIP also satisfies The Greater New Haven Transit District’s Program of Projects (POP) public participation requirements. Links to the Draft TIP and STIP are below.

Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Comment period ends on July 25, 2017. Public comments are may be emailed to or offered at the Public Information Meeting on July 12, 2017 at noon, followed by the Council’s Transportation Committee review of the STIP/TIP.

Public Survey – Plan of Conservation and Development

SCRCOG has issued an online survey to assist the 15-town region prepare an update to the regional Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).

POCDs are guidance documents that set policy priorities for the future of the region and its communities – physically, economically, environmentally and socially. POCDs contain goals and visions along with recommended actions to help work towards achieving those goals. The planning process involves engaging the regional community in a dialogue on its future, and the survey is a first step in leading that region-wide discussion.

The survey intends to gather information from those who live, work, or own a business or property in the South Central Region on current and future quality of life issues, housing and business development, conservation, and transportation throughout the region. SCRCOG will also notify the region as it holds public workshops and meetings throughout the planning process, which is expected to continue throughout the rest of the year. The survey can be accessed from the link below.

Survey Flyer