Landscapes3 is the comprehensive plan for Chester County, and renews the county's commitment to balancing growth and preservation to foster vibrant communities. Landscapes3 is organized around six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect, and addresses land use, growth, and preservation as part of the Landscapes Map. Open space is addressed primarily within the Preserve goal area of Landscapes3, with additional discussion as part of the Landscapes Map and within Live.
The Chester County Water Resources Authority produced the County-wide Stormwater Management Plan, called Watersheds. This Plan was adopted in 2002 as the water resources element of Landcapes and was updated in 2013 with the County-Wide Act 167 Stormwater management Plan Addendum.
This plan was adopted in 2002 as the open space element of Landcapes. Copies of the entire document are available for review at each municipal office in Chester County, at the Chester County Planning Commission office, and at each of the 17 County public libraries.