Plan of Conservation and Development

The 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 through the link below.

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

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.

Public Involvement process

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