Welcome to the Planning Collaborative!

We provide land use planning assistance to small towns in northwest Connecticut with an emphasis on village center vitality and housing that is affordable to working families and seniors. Our current contributing member towns are Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, North Canaan, Norfolk, Salisbury and Sharon.

Through this Collaborative, we provide efficient and cost effective professional planning services to our partner towns. We also plan to share our work with all towns in the Northwest Connecticut and Litchfield Hills planning regions.

Many planning issues in this region are similar across all towns. Rather than each individual town using their own scarce resources to pay for planning assistance, the Collaborative will prepare and share technical planning advice by professional planners hired to serve the regional area.

How to use this site:

The purpose of this website is to provide easy access to much needed information, analyses, and explanations from professional planners. Visit the resources page to see how you can address issues important to the region such as:

  • affordable and workforce housing;
  • subdivision and zoning standards;
  • natural, scenic and cultural conservation;
  • open space, habitat, and farmland protection; and
  • economic development.

We also provide links to related initiatives, organizations and publications that you may find of interest.

Click on town documents to view all of the available town plans of conservation and development and land use regulations in the regional area.

Our Supporters:

Our work would not be possible without the critical financial support from the following:

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

CL&P- Yankee Gas Services

Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut

Connecticut Main Street Center

CT Office of Policy & Management

Litchfield Bancorp

National Iron Bank

Salisbury Bank & Trust

Torrington Savings Bank

Union Savings Bank

Webster Bank

Our member towns

Thank you!


Contact Us:

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us. You can use this link to make comments on the web site, or ask questions of our planners.


 To read our most recent newsletter click here.



NOW Seeking Economic Development Consultant Candidates

The consultant will provide 2 years of shared economic development services to implement village center vitality initiatives in the Collaborative's eight small member towns. Resumes & cover letters should be submitted by October 23, 2014. For the detailed job description click here


October 4 & 5 Heritage Hikes & Walks Days

More than 50 free, guided tours throughout Litchfield County, CT and Berkshire County, MA. For more information click here


October 30th, 6:30pm. NHCOG "5th Thursday Forum" for Land Use Boards.

TOPICS include: Local control over cell tower siting. Location TBA. For more info contact Jocelyn.

Falls Village Town Plan Update -events, news, & survey links



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