The 2014 Plan of Conservation and Development Subcommittee is seeking public input on plans to update Stonington’s Plan of Conservation and Development.
"The Plan of Conservation and Development is a blueprint for how the town wants to develop over the next 10 to 20 years, serves as a guiding document for Planning and Zoning, and covers such areas as natural resources, economic development, housing and land use," Stonington Town Planner Keith Brynes wrote in a press release.
On Dec. 3, 2012 a public meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Stonington High School. At the meeting a questionnaire that will also be available online will be handed out to allow residents to provide additional input. The POCD subcommitte wants to dicuss the following questions with residents:
- What does the town want to protect?
- How does the town want to grow?
- What services does the town want to provide?
The Plan of Conservation and Development is required under a state law, which describes the plan as a “blueprint for the future development” of Stonington. The current Plan of Conservation Development was adopted by the PZC in June of 2004 and took 18 months to complete. It includes chapters and sections on community issues, resource protection, villages’ protection and enhancements, a how-to on guiding appropriate development and desired growth and future land use.
The 2014 Subcommittee is composed of Pawcatuck residents Bob Birmingham and John Prue, Stonington residents Wendy Bury, Jim Kelley, Bill Lyman, Alisa Morrison and Mystic residents Walter Grant, Sara Lathrop and Robert Mohr.
Written comments are welcome at any time and may be sent to the 2014 POCD Subcommittee care of the Stonington Department of Planning, 152 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378.