2019-2029 Plan of Conservation and Development



The Town of North Branford Planning and Zoning Commission is updating its 2009-2019
Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD)

The Town of North Branford Planning and Zoning Commission is preparing an update to the Plan of Conservation and Development, or POCD. The POCD is a guidance document that will provide a long term vision for the Town of North Branford and guide decision making relating to growth, development, conservation, and capital improvements over the next decade. The State of Connecticut requires municipalities to update their POCD every ten years.

As a comprehensive plan, the POCD will look at a range of topics that will influence the Town over the coming decade, including demographics, housing, land use, community facilities, economic development, open space, recreation, transportation, and sustainability. While it is important to understand data and trends, it is equally important to understand the priorities of the community. There are several ways for the public to get involved:
  • A community survey was completed during the month of November through the first week of December 2018.  Over 800 people completed the survey!  Click here to see the survey results. 
  • Two public workshops were held. The first workshop was held on January 29.  Click here for the workshop presentation.  A second workshop was held on April 11, 2019. Click here for the workshop results.
  • A second survey was completed regarding a possible Town Center.  Based on the results from the first survey the development of a Town Center was cited as the second most significant policy or program that respondents would like to see the Town invest in over the next decade.  A snapshot of the results are posted under Town Center Survey Results.   
  • We are soliciting comments on the Draft POCD.  Please review the Draft plan and provide feedback by emailing Carey Duques at townplanner@townofnorthbranfordct.com
The feedback received from the survey and workshops will shape the goals, objectives, recommendations, and actions of the final document.


Project Timeline

Thank you,

The North Branford Planning and Zoning Commission


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