Reading, PA – The Berks County Planning Commission is in the process of updating the current County Comprehensive Plan. Over the next month the Berks County Planning Commission will be soliciting citizen input on community perceptions, needs, and issues impacting future growth. Citizen input is extremely important as the comprehensive plan can affect every resident’s way of life. The survey can be accessed via the front page of the planning commission’s website at: www.countyofberks.com/planning or on the planning commission’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Berks-County-Planning-Commission-317821881637306/
The survey can be directly accessed in both an English and Spanish language version at the following links:
Survey responses will be accepted until the close of business on August 11th, 2017.
The Berks County Comprehensive Plan will make recommendations in the areas of land use, transportation, economic development, parks and open space, historical, environmental, and cultural resources, and housing. Many other important issues will be considered.
A comprehensive plan is not law or regulation. Instead, it is meant to serve as a guide for decision makers. The county’s comprehensive plan has been and will continue to be one of the primary tools used by the county to support decisions regarding land use, development, and the provision of social services.
Having a county comprehensive plan is important. Pennsylvania agencies consider comprehensive plans and other documents when reviewing applications for funding or permits. Without a clear plan, infrastructure or other improvements in the county could be at a disadvantage for future funding.