The development of Landscapes3 will be an open and collaborative experience. The public is invited to participate throughout. The process includes:

Plan Steering Committee

Development of Landscapes3, including identification of the visions, goals, objectives, and implementation actions, is being guided by a Steering Committee, with significant public and municipal input throughout the process. Steering Committee members represent a diversity of perspectives, and will meet on a regular basis to guide the process. View the steering committee and meeting dates.

Photo Contests

Two photo contests were conducted to better understand what the public values in Chester County. 

eNewsletter Subscription

You are invited to subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter on the plan and upcoming events. Subscribe to our eNewsletter

Online Comments

At any time in the process you are encouraged to comment. Provide Feedback

Presentations by Request

The Planning Commission is available to present on the plan update to your group or organization. You are invited to contact Susan Elks at 610.344.6285 or

Stakeholder Meetings

A series of stakeholder meetings were held from September 2016 to May 2017 to identify issues and challenges facing Chester County. Experts met under the following topics: preservation, agriculture, housing, utilities and infrastructure, transportation, economic development, and community health. Topic specific surveys were completed by the stakeholders and then opened to the public, and more than 1,000 surveys were completed. Based on the discussion at meetings and survey responses, priority issues were then identified. Materials from the meetings, including the trend reports, survey results, and listing of priority issues, are available to view on the Topics for Discussion webpage.

Public Opinion Survey

Many thanks to those who participated in our Landscapes3 public survey, which has now closed. View Results

Community Events

Landscapes3 was out at many community events in 2017, receiving valued public input. We are encouraging the public to attend our spring 2018 public meetings, being held at four locations around the county, and will be adding attendance at community events to the schedule as the year advances. View our events calendar.

Draft Material Review

logoVarious draft elements of the plan are now available. Provide Comments

Public Hearing and Adoption

Prior to adoption by the Board of County Commissioners, the plan will be presented by the Planning Commission at a variety of public information meetings as well as a public hearing by the Commissioners. Once adopted, Landscapes3 will become the long-range policy plan for Chester County for the next ten years. (coming soon)