Landscapes2 is Chester County's comprehensive policy plan. It establishes growth management and preservation strategies to guide municipalities, developers, preservationists, and others in making decisions that promote sustainable practices and ensure that future residents have access to the same benefits that we currently enjoy.
The goal for open space and greenways is to acquire, enhance, and manage as essential infrastructure, an integrated network of protected open spaces that are linked together by greenways or trail corridors. Below are the objectives, policies and action plan for:
- Parks, Preserves, and Recreation Facilities
- Open Space Protected by Non-profit Land Trusts
- Trails and Greenway Networks
- Extending the County-wide Open Space Network
- Protected Open Space Funding, Access, and Management
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.
Landscapes3 will replace Landscapes2 as the official Chester County Comprehensive Policy Plan. Click here to learn more about the progress the Planning Commission has made working towards the goals identified in Landscapes2, and how your voice can be heard as we update the comprehensive plan.