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In the past two and a half years the Newtown Joint Zoning Council (JZC) has worked with the Bucks County Planning Commission (BCPC) to update the 2009 Newtown Area Comprehensive Plan. This process sometimes was slowed down because of the pandemic and difficulties just getting JZC members together.

The Comprehensive Plan is a formal planning document mandated by the Municipal Planning Code (MPC). The Comprehensive Plan is not designed to address all aspects of township governance.  In developing the plan, the JZC narrowly focused on issues related to land development and zoning.

Prior to its September 20, 2022, public meeting, the Newtown Planning Commission (NTPC) reviewed a video presentation by BCPC consultants, Lisa Wolfe and Jeremy Stoff. This video provided a high level review of the plan to the NTPC, which had some questions for the BCPC consultants at the meeting.


The plan contains nine principles that will be used to guide actions and decisions of the townships within the Jointure.


As the NTPC reviews the Plan in light of its guiding principles, it will share its comments with the Board of Supervisors and then back to the JZC.


Learn more about the 9 Guiding Principles...