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Plan of Conservation and Development

Plan of Conservation and Development

The Draft 2020-2030 Western Connecticut Regional Plan of Conservation and Development is now available for public comment.  Please send any questions or comments by January 4th, 2020 to:

Western CT Council of Governments
Attn: Plan of Conservation and Development
1 Riverside Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Or by e-mail to plan@westcog.org

The Western Connecticut Plan of Conservation and Development is being prepared in compliance with Section 8-35a of the Connecticut General Statutes.  The plan must show “its recommendations for the general use of the area” including land use, housing, transportation, public utilities and “other matters as, in the opinion of the council, will be beneficial to the area.” This Plan replaces previous regional plans issued by HVCEO (1971, 1981, 1997 and 2009) and those of SWRPA (1974, 1983 and 2006). 

Public Information Meetings

Join us at one of our Public Information Meetings to learn more about the plan, ask questions and provide feedback.  The presentation will be the same at either location. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 7pm-8pm
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831


Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 7pm-8pm
Highstead 127 Lonetown Road
West Redding, CT 06896
Follow the signs to “The Barn”, approximately a ½ mile long driveway

ENGLISH: For language assistance or other accommodations, contact Western Connecticut Council of Governments at least five business days prior to the meeting at help@westcog.org.

ESPAÑOL: Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG por lo menos cinco días hábiles antes de la reunión al help@westcog.org.

PORTUGUÊS: Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG pelo menos cinco dias úteis antes da reunião em help@westcog.org.

FRANÇAIS: Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG au moins cinq jours ouvrables avant la réunion à help@westcog.org.

POLSKI: W przypadku pomocy językowej lub innej pomocy, skontaktuj się z WestCOG co najmniej pięć dni roboczych przed wydarzeniem w help@westcog.org

Economic Development

Economic Development

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) contributes to effective economic development in the region and its communities through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.

Western Connecticut Economic Development Plan: A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, 2017

Created in collaboration with the Region’s private sector and public input, this CEDS was prepared to meet State and federal planning requirements for economic development grants. It also serves as a refreshed regional data base for municipal marketing and economic development efforts. It was adopted by the COG Council on October 5, 2017. State approval was received on December 12, 2017. Federal approval was received on March 14, 2018.

Adopted CEDS
Appendix A: Data 
Appendix B: Public Participation 
2019 Data Update

Western Connecticut Economic Development District

The Western Connecticut Economic Development District (WCEDD) guides the implementation of the Western CT Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The group is a mix of public and private sector stakeholders and influencers in the region. The purpose of the WCEDD includes setting goals and strategies for the economic development of the District, as well as the identification of candidate projects of potential funding. All meetings are open to the public.