Mapping the Plan
The concept of "livable landscapes" provides a framework for protection and growth strategies within Chester County. The Livable Landscapes map provides a guide for accommodating expected future growth while maintaining the quality of life in the county.
The map is divided into two core areas: growth areas and rural resource areas, as prescribed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Growth areas consist of the urban landscape and the suburban landscape. Rural resource areas consist of the agricultural landscape and the rural landscape. In addition to these core areas, a natural landscape exists throughout the county, recognizing the important network of natural resources needing specific protection.
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