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.

Vision & Goals

A Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) 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 and Development (PDF)
    Approved September 30, 2014
    Please allow sufficient time for the file to download
  • The POCD is available on a CD and may be requested by calling 860-887-5581, ext. 109 or ext. 118. The CD is $5.
  • If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy of the POCD, please contact the Planning and Zoning Office at the number above.