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Land Use Publications

coverLandowners Resource Guide for Pipeline Easements and Rights-of-Way

The resource guide provided here is intended to serve as a resource for landowners and residents, including those who may have an existing or proposed pipeline right-of-way on or near their property. Links and resources on easements are included for those interested in more detailed information on the subject.

Please note that landowners should not rely solely on this information to direct their land or financial decisions. This information is advisory and not intended to be, and should not be considered to be, a substitute for legal advice and planning. Any individual who undertakes specific suggestions presented in the resource guide should do so only after consulting with an experienced professional advisor. View Guide

coverLand Use Analysis

This report, including an interactive map, shows land use changes in Chester County between 2000 and 2010 in relation to the Livable Landscapes Map. The map designates growth areas, which can best accommodate future growth and rural resource areas, are least appropriate for intense growth. View Report

coverCluster Subdivision Design Guide

This is intended to promote and support Landscapes by providing municipalities with the means to improve cluster design in their communities and achieve the attractive neighborhoods they desire. View Publication

Rural Community Design Guide

This is intended to be used by elected officials, municipal planning officials, citizens' groups and other organizations committed to maintaining the rural image of Chester Country. View Publication

Suburban Community Design Guide

This is intended to be used by elected officials, municipal planning officials, citizens' groups and other organizations committed to enhancing the suburban image of Chester Country. View Publication

Urban Community Design Guide

This is intended to be used by elected officials, municipal planning officials, citizens' groups and other organizations committed to enhancing the image of urban Chester Country. View Publication

Village Planning Handbook

This Handbook offers a unique approach to looking at villages- from the context of Chester County, Rather than merely offering an inventory of existing villages, the Handbook provides the reader with a process by which existing villages can be conserved and even new villages created within the planning process under Pennsylvania law. View Publication