Regional Planning

WestCOG is developing regional services and planning to better serve its member communities. Below is a listing of the reports and regional planning projects active in the region.

Regional Planning Annual Reports

Plan of Conservation and Development

The 2020-2030 Western Connecticut Regional Plan of Conservation and Development was prepared in compliance with Section 8-35a of the Connecticut General Statutes.  More information can be found on the plan page.

Land Use Referrals

State law requires municipal planning and zoning commissions to forward many proposed land use decisions to one or more regional Councils of Governments (COGs) for review through a process called “referral.” More information and instruction is provided in the referrals guidance page.

Land Use Planning for Wireless Telecommunications Task Force

WestCOG is working with its member municipalities to create a coordinated land use development strategy that addresses the elements of wireless telecommunications that fall within a municipality’s jurisdiction.  Resources and task force developments can be found on the task force web page.

Regional Viewer

The Regional Viewer showcases WestCOG regional datasets which includes parcel, assessor, transportation, landuse, environmental, and topographical data. Learn more on WestCOG Regional Viewer Information Page.

Public Safety Study

WestCOG has a study underway which will be completed in March looking at the regional opportunities for shared services for police departments between New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Ridgefield, and Redding. This includes shared training facilities, PSAP, dispatch, evidence storage, etc. WestCOG will host the report on this page once completed. Stay tuned.

Winter Maintenance Study 

WestCOG, in cooperation with each member municipality, completed a winter maintenance study in September 2018. The focus of this study was to determine potential efficiencies in snowstorm response methods, to provide municipalities with guidance in the best management practices of salt and chlorine products and to develop snowstorm response planning and operations guides. The reports produced from this study can be found on our publications page here and here