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County Resources

The Chester County Planning Commission provides a wide variety of planning resources online.


The county's comprehensive plan, Landscapes3, establishes policies and actions for the county, municipalities and citizens alike. It establishes growth management and preservation strategies to guide municipalities, developers, preservationists, and others in accommodating future growth while keeping Chester County a great place. This plan does not supersede local municipal plans; instead, it serves as a framework for coordinating planning issues that transcend municipal lines. View Plan

Funding Planning Programs

The Chester County Board of Commissioners established a funding source to assist local municipalities with the cost of developing their planning programs. The Vision Partnership Program is a grant program that promotes cooperation between the County and local governments in the implementation of Landscapes2, the County's comprehensive policy plan. Grants awarded to municipalities under the Vision Partnership Program are provided to assist them in achieving consistency with the principles of Landscapes2 through their local planning programs. For complete information on the grant program go to

State Resources

Several training materials are available from the state.

Other Resources