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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 117 : Municipal and Regional Planning and Development

Subchapter 003 : Regional Planning Commissions

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 4347)
  • § 4347. Purposes of regional plan

    A regional plan shall be made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, efficient, and economic development of the region which will, in accordance with the present and future needs and resources, best promote the health, safety, order, convenience, prosperity, and welfare of the inhabitants as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development. This general purpose includes recommending a distribution of population and of the uses of the land for urbanization, trade, industry, habitation, recreation, agriculture, forestry, and other uses as will tend to:

    (1) create conditions favorable to transportation, health, safety, civic activities, and educational and cultural opportunities;

    (2) reduce the wastes of financial, energy, and human resources which result from either excessive congestion or excessive scattering of population;

    (3) promote an efficient and economic utilization of drainage, energy, sanitary, and other facilities and resources;

    (4) promote the conservation of the supply of food, water, energy, and minerals;

    (5) promote the production of food and fiber resources and the reasonable use of mineral, water, and renewable energy resources; and

    (6) promote the development of housing suitable to the needs of the region and its communities. (Added 1967, No. 334 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 23, 1968; amended 1979, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1987, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 22, 23, eff. July 1, 1989.)