2015 Bristol Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD)
The Bristol Planning Commission has adopted the City's2015 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), a long-range plan for the community. The Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on the proposed Plan on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 and subsequently adopted the plan with an effective date of June 30, 2015.
A POCD is a tool to guide the community's future. Its purpose is to establish a common community vision and identify strategies to attain that vision. The Plan's goals, policies, and recommendations are intended to reflect what Bristol residents feel is most desirable for the community.
A POCD is primarily an advisory document. It is intended to guide local officials and provide a framework for consistent decision-making with regard to conservation and development activities in the City over the next decade.
A POCD becomes an official document only after a public hearing and adoption by the Planning Commission. Once adopted, the Plan is used to:
- coordinate development activities within the City,
- guide land use decisions and regulations, and
- provide programs for implementation
The Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) establish the procedures for adopting a Plan and what must (and may) be included in the Plan.
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