Plan of Conservation & Development

Preston is a rural town of approximately 4,700 persons, located in the Southeastern Connecticut planning region.  Preston is bordered to the north by the Quinebaug River and Griswold; to the east by Griswold and North Stonington; to the south by Ledyard and to the west by the Thames River, Shetucket River, and Norwich.  Preston’s land area is approximately 20,000 acres, and is predominantly undeveloped.

A Plan of Conservation and Development analyzes a town’s past, present and future development trends.  Based on this information, the town sets a vision and creates short- and long-term goals to meet the vision.  Pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS), the Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for creating and adopting the Plan. The statutes require a Commission to review and update the Plan every ten years.