Planning and Zoning Commission
The development and use of the land is a major determinant of the future physical form of the Town, and therefore it is the primary objective of the Planning and Zoning Commission to manage the development in a responsible manner in order to protect the public health and safety of the town’s citizens, as well as the environment, natural resources and character of the Town, and to further the goals of the Woodstock Plan of Conservation and Development.
The full Planning and Zoning Commission meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday of the Month (includes Public Hearings where applications for Subdivisions and Special Permits etc., are heard. (Note: Regulatory Subcommittee meetings (to discuss regulations and other non-business matters) are held on the first Thursday of the month.) at the time indicated on the PZC Calendar. See the blue Calendar tab (above) for upcoming meetings. Special Subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed. Agendas and minutes are available at the Town Hall and on this website. Meetings are open to the public.
The Commission consists of 9 members and 3 alternates elected for a four year term. Member vacancies are filled by a majority vote of remaining members until the next Town election. Alternate vacancies are filled by the Selectmen for the unexpired portion of the term.
- Jeffrey Gordon, Chairman
- David Fortin, Vice Chairman
- Dorothy Durst, Secretary
- Frederick C. Rich
- E. John Anastasi
- Syd H. Blodgett
- Gail L. Dickinson
- H. Dexter Young
- Joseph Adiletta
- Lynne White, Alternate
- Kenneth M. Goldsmith, Alternate
- Travis Sirrine, Alternate
- PZC Regulatory Review Subcommittee: David Fortin, Chairman
- Send regular mail to: Planning and Zoning Commission, Woodstock Town Hall, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281-3039
- Email: Delia Fey, Town Planner / ZEO
- Phone: For further information, please contact Delia P. Fey, AICP, Town Planner / Zoning Enforcement Officer at (860) 963-2128 x332.
The Town has three zones/districts in the Zoning Regulations: Community District, Industrial Park District and the Village Green District. We don't currently have an Official Zoning Map.
The Woodstock Industrial Park District shall comprise those lands specifically described as follows: all those parcels or tracts of land known as the Woodstock Industrial Park, located in South Woodstock, as more particularly bounded and described in the Declaration and Agreement dated March 1, 1973, and recorded at Volume 66, Page 671 of the Woodstock Land Records, and as shown on the map entitled "Plan of Land of the Woodstock Industrial Park Butts Road & Peake Brook Road Woodstock, Connecticut Scale 1" = 100' February, 1973," filed and recorded as Map No. 512 in the Woodstock Land Records. (The properties are off of Crab Tree Lane).
The Community District shall comprise all lands within the Town not located in the Woodstock Industrial Park District or in the Village Green District.
The Village Green District is a floating zone, and as such shall be established only after (1) a zone change and (2) a general plan of development application has been approved for a village green development at a specific location or locations. Please see the Zoning Regulations, Articles V, Section 1.C and VI, Section 4 for more information on the Village Green District regulations and/or how to establish one.
Please note: The Town of Woodstock does not have any Village Green Districts at this time.
You can download the Zoning Regulations from the Planning & Zoning Commission page of the Town Website under ‘Downloads’. click HERE
You can also call the Board of Selectmen's Office at (860) 928-0208 x310 or email (click HERE) for information on how to contact the Planning and Zoning Commission directly.
UPDATED ZONING REGULATIONS
Click here to view Subdivision Regulations revised through March 20, 2008
PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (POCD)
PROPOSED DRAFT NON-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDELINES
Do you live on a Scenic Road?
The following roads are locally designated Scenic Roads:
- Barber Road Bradford Corner Road Bull Hill Road
- Camp Road Center Cemetery Road Corbin Road
- Dividend Road Marcy Road Phelps Road
- Pulpit Rock Road Quarry Road Roxbury Road
- Sherman Road (dirt portion) Smith Road
You need PZC approval for the following activities if proposed within the town Right-of-Way on a Scenic Road:
- improvements to the road (widening, paving or changing the grade)
- removal of stone bridges
- removal/straightening of stone walls
- removal of mature trees
- new driveways or encroachments
For more information refer to the "Ordinance Concerning the Designation of Scenic Roads" or regarding submitting an application contact Delia P. Fey, AICP Town Planner / ZEO.