Why Create a Town Plan?

There are a number of reasons why Colchester should want to create and update a Town Plan.

Here are just some of those reasons:

  • To identify actions that should be taken to improve life in the community
  • To find innovative solutions to local problems by considering all of the community’s asset
  • To build a sense of community spirit
  • To empower local decisions by making it possible to adopt zoning, subdivision, flood-hazard, and other free-standing regulations.
  • To adopt a capital budget / budget and charge impact fees.
  • To require Act 250 applications conform to the Town Plan
  • To influence due consideration with the Town Plan when applying for Section 248 Certificate of Public Good.