Comprehensive / Town Planning
The Municipal Plan: State Planning Manual - Module 1
This edition of the Vermont Planning Manual: helps communities make plans that are user-friendly and concise; presents a new approach to creating a vision that clearly identifies where and what communities want to maintain, evolve, or transform; focuses on what matters most — identifying the actions that will turn that vision into reality.
Essentials of Local Land Use Planning and Regulation
This handbook seeks to provide an “operator’s manual” for the volunteer officials who willingly dedicate their time in service to their community. It is designed for all local officials involved in municipal land use.
Comprehensive Planning: A Manual for Maine Communities
Maine's Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Act adopted in 1988
brought an explicit, new dimension to municipal comprehensive plans –
prevent sprawl. To achieve that goal, comprehensive plans must direct
most of the anticipated growth to areas of town designated as “growth”
areas, and away from “rural” areas. This manual is intended to assist
municipalities with developing plans that establish policies and strategies to implement the goals of the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Act.
Beginning with Habitat (BwH) Toolbox – Comprehensive Planning
Comprehensive plans provide an invaluable vehicle for highlighting significant natural resources town by town and helping local citizens to develop town policies and strategies aimed at conserving their town's special places. This section of the Beginning with Habitat (BwH) Toolbox is intended to highlight how the BwH program and data can be used in addressing habitat-related topics required under Maine's Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act.