The Town of Bethel Planning and Zoning Commission is updating the Plan of Conservation and Development, or POCD. The State requires that towns update their POCD every ten years, and the last comprehensive update was done in 2007. The Bethel Forward TOD Master Plan was completed in 2016 and was a significant planning initiative that bridged the gap between the 2007 Plan and this update. The State’s Growth Principles for inclusion in local POCDs include focusing on revitalizing regional centers, expanding housing opportunities, concentrating development around transportation corridors, conserving the natural environment, protecting cultural and historic resources, and integrating planning across all levels of government.

As part of this update, the Commission is seeking input from community members to determine community values, generate ideas, and encourage participation in the POCD process. The Plan will guide Bethel’s policies and priorities over the next 10 years. Filling out this survey will assist us greatly as we commence this important undertaking.

Thank you for your participation.