Plan of Conservation and Development

The Connecticut General Statutes require Regional Planning Organizations to update their Plans of Conservation and Development (POCD) at least once every 10 years. Prior to the adoption of the amended POCD a minimum one public hearing must be held. The POCD provides recommendations involving land use, housing, parks, recreational areas, and other matters deemed beneficial to the area. The South Central Regional Plan of Conservation and Development was amended in July 2009 to incorporate updated Sewer Service Area Mapping for the fifteen municipalities in the Region. Previously, the POCD was updated in June 2008 after outreach meetings with several stakeholder groups. The POCD reinforces policies which promote development in existing corridors, while conserving environmentally sensitive areas through a focus on Transit Oriented and Smart Growth Development.


A fully copy of this plan is available here.

For quicker downloads, a version without maps is available here.