Planning Topics

Planning our communities is primarily the responsibility of local municipalities. Partnering with local municipalities is important to manage growth in a logical and sustainable manner. To build these partnerships, the Planning Commission provides professional planning assistance to municipalities.


Information on the farm economy, a few of the Agricultural Development Council's initiatives, and the farmland preservation program.

Community Health

Information on active transportation, recreation, aging friendly communities, food access, and environmental health.

Economic Development

Information on urban planning, the VISTA2025 plan, and economic development tools.


Information on environmental protection, including climate action planning, sustainability, and natural resource protection.

Historic Preservation

Information on Town Tours and Village Walks, historic preservation planning, and historic properties.


Information on county housing initiatives.

Land Use

Information on the Vision Partnership Program, plan review procedures, and land use tools.

Open Space

Data on open space preservation, an overview of county open space policies, and links to conservancies and other open space partners.

Pipeline Information

Information on pipeline safety, the pipeline review process, and pipeline projects within Chester County and the surrounding area.

Population and Demographics

Basic demographic information and links to other data providers.


Information on transportation funding, trails, highways, public transportation, bicycling, and walking.

Utilities and Infrastructure

Information on pipelines, sewer planning, water planning, and clean energy initiatives.