Current & Long-Range Planning
Proactive to municipal needs, the Department conducts long-range planning of the Town’s land. Municipal initiatives—studies, programs, physical improvements—as recommended in the Town’s plans, including the Plan of Conservation & Development, require public participation, design/permitting, and funding to implement.
Reactive to market wants, the Department conducts current planning of private land. Regulation of site-specific initiatives—permitting, enforcement, and inspection—require one-on-one consultation with land developers, property owners, and business tenants, Town agency review and extensive public record keeping for the regulatory agencies.