Conservation and Development Policies Plan Update for 2013-2018

Previous Drafts and Events

Revised DRAFT Conservation & Development Policies Plan 2013-2018 (pdf, 4 MB) - Recommened by OPM on January 8, 2013

OPM Response to Comments Received From:

Public Hearing Dates

Legal notice (pdf)

             Public Hearing Dates Location/address
CCRPA  6-Sep 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 225 North Main Street, Suite 304,  Bristol, CT 06010

COGCNV 12-Jun 4:00 PM Waterbury City Hall, Caucus Room, 2nd Floor, 235 Grand St, Waterbury, CT
CRCOG 24-Sep 7:00 PM Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad St Windsor, CT
GBRC 27-Jun 6:00 PM Trumbull Library, Hawley-Nichols Community Room, 33 Quality St., Trumbull, CT
HVCEO 19-Jun 7:00 PM Brookfield Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT
LCRVCOG 27-Sep 1:00 PM  Middlesex County Extension Center

1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam

LHCEO 18-Sep 7:00 PM Goshen Town Hall, 42 North St. (Rt 63), Goshen
NECCOG 17-Sep 6:00 PM   125 Putnam Pike Dayville, CT 06241
NWCCOG 18-Sep 7:00 PM Goshen Town Hall, 42 North St. (Rt 63), Goshen
SCRCOG 27-Sep 6:00 PM North Haven Public Library:

17 Elm Street, North Haven, CT  06473

SECCOG 10-Sep 7:00 PM SECCOG, 5 Connecticut Ave., Norwich, CT
SWRPA 28-Jun 5:30 PM Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Stamford, CT
VCOG 26-Jun 5:15 PM Derby-Shelton Railroad Station, 12 Main St., Derby, CT
WINCOG 29-Aug 7:00 PM
Town Hall Meeting Room, Windham Town Hall
979 Main Street Willimantic, CT

Earlier Drafts and Reports

Initial Draft - 2013-2018 Conservation and Development Policies Plan for Connecticut (PDF, 8 MB)

OPM "Cross Acceptance" Report (PDF, 700 KB)

OPM Survey of Municipal Planning Capacity (PDF, 221 KB)

Timeline for the Adoption of the 2013-2018 Conservation and Development Policies Plan for Connecticut (State C&D Plan):

  • January 5, 2011 - OPM Submits recommendations for a   new process for the adoption of the State C&D Plan based on "Cross Acceptance"
  • September 1, 2011 - OPM submits an initial draft of the State C&D Plan to the Continuing Legislative Committee on State Planning and Development for a 90-day review.
  • March 1, 2012 - OPM publishes a revised draft State C&D Plan.
  • March 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012 - OPM conducts public hearings in order to solicit comments on the draft C&D Plan.
  • December 1, 2012 - OPM submits a recommended draft State C&D Plan to the legislature.

New requirements for the next State C&D Plan

"Cross Acceptance"

Public Act 10-138 incorporated the recommendation from the Continuing Committee’s previous study to have the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) “develop a new process for the adoption, amendment, revision and implementation of the state plan based on cross-acceptance.”  The Act defines “cross-acceptance” as a “process by which planning policies of different levels of government are compared and differences between such policies are reconciled with the purpose of attaining compatibility between local, regional and state plans” of conservation and development.   OPM is specifically required to consider the New Jersey process as a guideline.

“Priority Funding Areas”

Public Act 05-205 requires OPM to develop recommendations for the delineation of  “Priority Funding Areas” beginning with the next State C&D Plan.

Performance Indicators

Public Act 08-182 requires OPM to develop three benchmarks, for each Growth Management Principle,   to measure progress in implementation of the principles, one of which shall be a financial benchmark

For each policy in C&D Plan: (A) assign a priority; (B) estimate funding for implementation and identify potential funding sources; (C) identify each entity responsible for implementation; and (D) establish a schedule for implementation