A draft version of the 2012 Southbury Plan of Conservation and Development is complete and available for review by all Southbury residents.
The full plan was posted by the town on Wednesday, Oct. 17 allowing nearly two months for interested residents to view the document. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11.
The proposed document is a result of town-wide surveys as well as town and public information meetings. It is an update of a 2002 plan.
“This plan provides the framework for us to work together to continue to make our town a place to be proud of,” said Edward Gore Jr., Chairman of the Planning Commission.
Some of the goals that are emphasized in the plan are as follows:
- Endorse protection of rural features such as dirt roads and scenic views with due consideration of safe passage on the road system
- Recommend a moderate increase in Open Space commitments
- Identify protection of the quality of water, particularly in the Pomperaug River Watershed, and recommends limiting export of water in order to protect stream flows and the health and sustainability of the aquifer
- Support continued use of commercial and industrial zones with a high quality design that is consistent with our town character
The complete plan can be viewed by clicking on the photo box above.