Act 200 is a growth management act which went into effect in 1989 to make sure that regional and local plans are consistent with Vermont’s planning goals.Â This law addresses agricultural land, forest preservation and affordable housing.
In order to receive state planning funds, a municipality in Vermont must have approved town plans .Â Towns can collect impact fees from developers to help fund municipal projects made necessary by development.Â Towns must have an adopted capital budget and program in order to collect these fees. Planning officials say the town plans are an aid to development because they remove ambiguity, and can speed the process and clarify expectations.
Categories: Bennington VT, Environmental
portions from Business People – Vermont, February 2007