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Statutory Land Use Referrals

The State of Connecticut mandates that municipalities refer specific proposals to amend and/or establish zoning maps and regulations, subdivision plans, and Plans of Conservation and Development to the regional council of governments in which the municipalities are located for advisory review.

The NVCOG Regional Planning Commission (RPC) addresses the referral process by utilizing NVCOG staff who review proposals for potential intermunicipal impacts and regional significance.

The Connecticut General Assembly has designated all regional referral reports purely advisory. A local-level land use decision cannot be made based on a referral report.  

How to Submit Referrals

Referrals should be addressed to Savannah-Nicole Villalba, AICP, AZT, Community Planning Director, and submitted to NVCOG at referrals@nvcogct.gov or via certified mail to 49 Leavenworth Street, Waterbury, CT 06702.

Staff Contact:  

Savannah-Nicole Villalba, AICP, AZT
Community Planning Director
snvillalba@nvcogct.gov