Comprehensive Plan

Latest News for the Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on August 8, 2016 after a Public Hearing held on August 8, 2016 at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. View the Adopted Comprehensive Plan (PDF).


The Planning Commission is excited to announce that the Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan is ready! There will be a special public meeting on May 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. to present the final draft to the public for a 45 day review period. The meeting will be held in the:
Newtown Township Building
Board Room
209 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073


Copies of the plan are also available at the Township Building and the Newtown Public Library.

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is the process of analyzing the current condition of the Township and planning for the future growth of the community; covering such issues as:

  • Community facilities
  • Housing needs
  • Infrastructure
  • Land use and development
  • Protection of cultural and natural resources
  • Transportation

Plan Review

Newtown Township last adopted a Comprehensive Plan in 2001. As per the Pennsylvania Municipality Planning Code (MPC) (Section 301.c), the plan must be reviewed every ten years. The first meeting was December 3rd, 2014. See a schedule of the process and opportunities for involvement with the Comprehensive Plan Schedule and Process (PDF).

Why Should I Be Concerned with the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is a process of planning for the Township’s future. It sets the municipality’s land use policies and provides a sound foundation for the Township ordinances. A successful comprehensive plan requires citizen input!

For a plan to be truly representative of all residents, it is imperative that all constituents of the community participate and join the conversation to shape their future. This is your vision! The Township Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission strongly encourage the community to participate in this process!