How is the Plan Used?

The regional plan is not a detailed land use plan, but rather a general guide for conservation and development in the Capitol Region. Using the goals and polices of the regional plan, Councils of Government comment on the consistency of municipal plans of conservation and development with:

(1) the regional plan of development,

(2) the state plan of conservation and development, and

(3) the plans of conservation and development of other municipalities in the area of operation of the regional planning agency.

Local plans of conservation and development must also refer to the regional plan to  “note any inconsistencies” with the “growth management principle” of “integration of planning across all levels of government to address issues on a local, regional and state-wide basis”.

Vibrant. Green. Connected. Competitive.

The Capitol Region Plan of Conservation and Development: Vibrant. Green. Connected. Competitive. encourages the creation of a more sustainable region made up of urban, suburban and rural communities that have more housing and transportation choices, are closer to jobs, healthy food, green space, shops or schools, are more energy independent and help protect clean air and water.

Statutory Background

The Capitol Region Plan of Conservation and Development was prepared under the authority of Section 8-35a of the Connecticut General Statutes.

How to Access the Plan

To the left, links to the Plan’s Executive Summary and individual chapters as well as the Appendix to the plan are available.

A copy of the plan update is also available at CRCOG’s offices (241 Main Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.