Draft Plan of Conservation and Development

The draft South Central Region: Plan of Conservation and Development 2018-2028 (Regional POCD) developed pursuant to Section 8-35a of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) is available for review and comment.

South Central Region: Plan of Conservation and Development 2018-2028 (DRAFT)

The regional POCD is updated at least once every ten years per the requirements of the CGS 8-35a, and is a guidance document that sets policy priorities for the future of the region and its communities.  The vision, goals and strategies contained within the regional POCD were developed through a participatory process through the engagement of the regional community in a dialogue on its future

To provide input on the draft Regional POCD, please contact Eugene Livshits

Public Involvement

Opportunities to participate in the update of South Central Region: Plan of Conservation and Development 2018-2028 included Focus Group meetings, Regional Planning Commission meetings, and a public/municipal survey. Presentations and minutes from the meetings are linked below.

Public/Municipal Survey Results (August 2017)

Focus Groups  
Demographics, Housing, Schools and InstitutionsPresentationMeeting Minutes
Economic Development, Transit-Oriented Development, Smart Growth, Transportation, and Arts, Culture Historical ResourcesPresentationMeeting Minutes
Agriculture, Natural Resources, Open Space, Recreation, and Hazard MitigationPresentationMeeting Minutes
Public Safety, Emergency Management, Public Utilities and Energy ConservationPresentationMeeting Minutes
Municipal PlannersPresentationMeeting Minutes
Regional Planning Commision meetings 
Kick-Off meetingPresentation
Visioning & Strategies meetingPresentation
Draft Plan Overview meetingPresentation


A Public Hearing will be scheduled to provide an opportunity for public comment on the draft plan and strategies for moving the region towards its vision. This page will be updated once the Public Hearing is scheduled.


2008 Regional POCD

The South Central Regional Plan of Conservation and Development was last updated in June 2008, and amended in July 2009 to incorporate updated Sewer Service Area Mapping for the fifteen municipalities in the region. The 2008 Regional POCD established a primary goal of reinforcing land use policies that focus development in the region’s existing developed corridors and areas that have transportation, employment and utility infrastructure, while conserving lands that are integral to maintaining the region’s agricultural heritage, drinking water supply, and unique natural resources, including access to Long Island Sound.

2008 Regional POCD

2008 Regional POCD, without maps (for quicker download)