Hearing on Thursday for Old Lyme Plan of Conservation and Development


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OLD LYME — The Planning Commission will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m. to consider the adoption of the 2020 Plan of Conservation and Development. 

To join the meeting, click on the webex link on the meeting agenda. The meeting access code is 179 105 9119 and the password is YsbhfM47Z2A. To join by phone, dial 408-418-9388 and use access code 173 8212293.

By law, the town must revise the plan every 10 years and last did so in 2010. The deadline for Old Lyme to complete its revision was December but the state has granted municipalities a 90-day extension because of COVID-19. 

Municipalities must submit the plan for comment to its legislative body, in this case to the town boards and commissions, at least 65 days prior to the public hearing for adoption, according to chapter 126, section 8-23, H-2 of state law. 

According to Harold Thompson, chair of the Planning Commission, the plan was submitted on November 28, which brings the 65 days to a close on Feb. 2. 

CT Examiner explored some of the revisions to the plan, which include potential changes in zoning for coastal properties and housing type and an updated stance toward sewers, among others. 

The plan and its appendices are available on the Old Lyme town site. 

It is expected that the public hearing will be continued to the commission’s Feb. 11 meeting.