West Norriton Township is updating its comprehensive plan. The plan provides a vision and implementation framework for the township’s development over the next 20 years.
Comprehensive plan components should convey a clear strategy for residential, recreational, agricultural, open space, commercial, industrial, resource extraction and institutional uses as well as the necessary infrastructure to serve development as planned. In recognition of the truism that “one size does not fit all” these following plan components represent a benchmark for comprehensive plans developed under the MPC. Some components or elements may not be appropriate in a given community, while other elements may require more detail and need considerable more attention in another community.
A comprehensive plan has three parts – community goals and objectives, technical background studies and various other plans commonly called functional plans. A comprehensive plan paves the way for preparation of these so called functional plans, which contain more detail.