City holding public workshop on Plan of Conservation and Development

The Bristol Planning Commission will host a public workshop to obtain input from Bristol residents regarding the update of the city’s current Plan of Conservation and Development. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, June 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Meeting Room #1, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St.

The Plan of Conservation and Development is an advisory document used by the Planning Commission

and other City agencies to:

Protect the resources important to residents

Guide growth and change in Bristol

Identify facilities and services needed to support the community we want to be

The workshop will provide an opportunity for Bristol residents to identify issues of concern to them and suggest priorities and strategies for the next Plan. Following the meeting, the Planning Commission will examine those issues in greater detail and evaluate strategies to help guide the community in the future.

Bristol residents are encouraged to attend the workshop to help ensure that the new Plan of Conservation and Development reflects community goals. “This Plan is an important document which will be used to guide future conservation and development activity over the next decade and beyond,” said William Veits, Chairman of the Planning Commission in a press release from the city.

“The City Plan will help us approach the future with vision and confidence. I hope Bristol residents will share their thoughts and ideas at this meeting,” said Mayor Ken Cockayne in the release.

“The meeting format will be different than a lot of community meetings,” said Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics, the consulting firm working with the Planning Commission on the Plan update, in a press release. “There will be some interactive exercises and audience participation to ensure that the meeting covers the full range of issues – both current and long range – that should be considered in the next City Plan.”