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.
- PLAN OF CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT (Approved December 2, 2003) (please allow sufficient time for the file to download)
- AMENDMENT TO THE PLAN OF CONSERVATION & DEVEOPMENT (Approved September 24, 2013; Effective date October 18, 2013)