Landscapes3: Chester County Comprehensive Plan

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Chester County has initiated an update to it's award-winning comprehensive plan! This important document is a "planning tool that serves as the long-range policy vision for the County. It represents the direction the County plans to head in, working with our 73 municipalities and other key partners. The plan is prepared in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 which requires a county update every ten years. By law, the County Planning Commission is directed to lead the update process at the direction of the County Commissioners."

Once adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, the plan serves several roles:

  • Establishes a strategy for balancing growth and preservation;
  • Addresses issues that go beyond local municipal boundaries; and
  • Provides guidance and a basis for county government actions, programs and funding opportunities.

To learn more about Landscapes3 and Chester County (in general), visit the project page - where you will find maps, trend reports, surveys, and much more!

The Chester County Planning Commission released a public survey in an effort to gather additional input from the public about the development of Landscapes3, the county’s next comprehensive plan. The survey seeks to gather feedback on several issues, including growth, open space and environment, sense of place, modern infrastructure, transportation, the economy, healthy lifestyles, and housing options. To participate in the survey, visit Chester County's Landscapes3 website.