Tools for Open Space

Click the links below to connect to the Planning Commission's eTools, which explains how to implement open space protection tools in your municipality.

Agricultural Conservation Easements

Cluster Development

Conservation Easements

Floodplain Management and Protection


Natural Resource Protection Standards

Parkland Dedication and Fee-In-Lieu Ordinances

Performance Zoning

Riparian Buffers

Site Analysis Plan

Steep Slope Protection

Transferable Development Rights (TDR)

Urban Green Spaces

Wetland Protection

Inventory of Open Space Plans, Programs, and Ordinances

View the Planning Commission's inventory of Chester County municipalities with open space protection plans, programs, and ordinances.