Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan Survey

The Cumberland County Planning Commission’s mission is to partner with our urban, suburban, and rural communities to implement plans that promote economic development, provide more housing and transportation choices, and protect clean air, land, and water. Learn more about the CCPC and CLUS partnership.

Thank you for your interest in the Cumberland County Comprehensive Planning process. Our online survey is now closed. Visit the Cumberland County Planning Department website to learn more about the 2017 Comprehensive Plan and how you can provide your input.

Over 2,900 residents provided public feedback to the Cumberland County Planning Commission on the draft goals and objectives that will be used to update the comprehensive plan. Your feedback will help determine how we conserve, grow, and connect in the future!

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan is a long range policy document that establishes goals and objectives for the orderly development of the county. Comprehensive plans typically consider a wide variety of topics including land use, housing, economic development, public facilities, transportation and natural resource protection. A comprehensive plan is not a zoning ordinance that has legal authority. Rather, the comprehensive plan is a guidance document that establishes goals and objectives for a community to achieve. Other planning tools that have the force and effect of law, such as a zoning ordinance, are used to implement the goals and objectives found in the comprehensive plan.

Where can I learn more?

A series of public meetings will be held in Spring 2017 to discuss the Comprehensive Plan update. For information on upcoming meetings, follow Cumberland County on Facebook and Twitter. You can also learn more about the CLUS and CCPC partnership or the Cumberland County Planning Commission online.

Contact Kirk Stoner (; 717-240-5362) with any questions related to the Comprehensive Plan update
or Antonia Price (; 717-477-1519) for questions related to the survey.