Plan of Conservation and Development
What is a Plan of Conservation and Development?
A Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is an advisory document that provides the blueprint for a municipality's future by identifying town needs, setting goals, and outlining strategies for achieving those goals. Though the POCD does not specifically mandate what any town commission, department, or organization is required to do, this Plan guides development efforts for the next ten years by offering objectives, prospective policies, and frameworks for the Town to implement a coordinated long-term vision. The Plan addresses multiple aspects of town-wide planning, including economic development, environmental stewardship, infrastructure, housing, etc. The execution of the POCD is carried out by the Town's staff, its boards and commissions, community groups, and private development.
History of the Trumbull POCD
Trumbull's last Plan of Conservation and Development was adopted in 2014. The 2014 POCD was created as a strategic roadmap for the Town's development and future direction over the next decade. While it envisions a promising future, it also respects and draws inspiration from Trumbull's rich heritage. In the wake of this Plan, the Town of Trumbull underwent many changes. The time was right to capitalize on new opportunities and address challenging issues. The Pequonnock River Trail, which was almost complete, provided enormous potential for travel, recreation, and economic growth. Development continued in office parks. Residents were eager for Trumbull to have a true Town Center and to incorporate elements of historic villages into development patterns. As a nearly built-out town, Trumbull took an approach to addressing development needs and changing demographics that allowed for the preservation of existing neighborhoods. This Plan took a proactive approach to addressing challenges and seizing opportunities, ensuring that Trumbull remained a desirable community in which to live and work.
2023-24 Plan of Conservation and Development Update
The Town of Trumbull Planning and Zoning Department, in conjunction with the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, is leading the adoption of Trumbull’s next Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).
Timeline for 2023-24 Updates
The Town of Trumbull Planning and Zoning Department kicked off the 2024 Plan of Conservation and Development update at the November 15, 2023 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. A recording of that meeting can be accessed here: meeting link
A complete schedule for the Trumbull POCD adoption can be found here: POCD Updates Schedule
The Planning and Zoning Commission hosts monthly planning meetings on the third Wednesday of every month in the Council Chambers of Trumbull Town Hall during which members of the public are welcome to voice input on the 2024 POCD.
- Public Workshop #1 will be held Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, at 7 PM in the Council Chambers at Trumbull Town Hall.
- Public Workshop #2 will be held Thursday, January 18th, 2024, at 7 PM in the Council Chambers at Trumbull Town Hall.
- Public Workshop #3 will be held Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, at 7 PM in the Council Chambers at Trumbull Town Hall.
Public feedback will be requested at intervals throughout the POCD process. Requests for public feedback will be posted on this page, the homepage of the Town Website, and the Town's social media accounts.
Documents and Links
- Trumbull Social Pinpoint Map
- Trumbull POCD Community Survey - English
- Trumbull POCD Community Survey - Spanish
- 2014 Plan of Conservation and Development (PDF)
- POCD Updates Schedule (PDF)
- Trumbull POCD Interview with Consultant
- 11-29-2023 Recording of POCD Community Meeting
- 11-15-2023 Planning and Zoning Commission POCD Presentation (PDF)
- 11-15-2023 Recording of Planning and Zoning Commission POCD Presentation