Eastford zoning aimed at preservation – Norwich BulletinJan 24th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: Land, Open Space, Preservation, Water Conservation
Eastford, Conn. — Eastford is one of only two towns in the state without formal zoning regulations, but that might soon change. Spurred by a charge to adopt zoning in the town’s 2006 Plan of Conservation and Development, the Board of Selectmen recently established a zoning study committee to examine the issue and make recommendations.
The committee meets monthly and has been holding smaller focus meetings to talk to townspeople before deciding the best course of action. Committee member Chuck Lee said the driving force behind the push to adopt zoning regulations is protection of the town’s natural resources, which include unbroken forest tracts, waterways and other open space.