2022 Comprehensive Plan Update
About the Project
East Brandywine Township is currently updating our 2009 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive planning process creates a VISION for the future, defines Township PRIORITIES, produces an ACTION PLAN, and guides Township RESOURCES for the next 10 years. Comprehensive plans are described by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), which specifies that a plan should be reviewed at least once every ten years. While the plan is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, it is not a regulatory document like a Zoning Map or Zoning Ordinance, but is intended to guide the policies and practices of the Township over the next 10 years.
The development of this Plan was guided by a multifaceted one-year planning process intended to maximize stakeholder input and result in a detailed action plan. In May of 2021 a Comprehensive Plan Task Force was formed. This group attended monthly meetings until April 2022 to discuss issues, interpret the community’s input, provide focus areas, and prioritize key recommendations for implementation.
Given the constraints of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a community survey was conducted to gauge the community’s opinions on the many elements of life in the township. The survey ran through the summer of 2021. It was available online on the Township’s website and was mailed to all households in the Township in mid-July. Two hundred seventy-five surveys were filled out online and another 601 surveys returned to the township: an impressive response rate of nearly 29% of all households!
Watch the Presentation
After a year long process, the draft Plan is ready for public review and comment. To this end, and in accordance with the MPC, a Public Meeting before the Township Planning Commission was held on July 6, 2022.