Town Plan (Comprehensive) Updates


State law requires that Shelburne's Plan be updated or replaced with a new Plan no later than February of 2019. (Note: In the future, Shelburne's Plan will be valid for 8 years, not 5 years, which is the "lifespan" of the current document.) The basic contents of the Comprehensive Plan are determined by state law. The Plan must contain several different "elements" or sections (although these elements may be combined or arranged according to the Town's preferences.  And should the town wish for the Plan to provide certain benefits, the Plan must also address a series of statewide planning goals.

At its core, the Comprehensive Plan answers important questions like "How should Shelburne grow"? (Using both text and maps, the Comprehensive Plan establishes municipal policies "to guide the future growth and development of the land, public services, facilities, and to protect the environment.") 

Public Hearing on New Town Plan

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Shelburne Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2019 Shelburne Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place in the Shelburne Municipal Complex in Meeting Room 1.  Those who plan to speak at the gathering are encouraged to also submit a written version of their comments. 

Materials associated with this proposal can be downloaded from the following link:

Should you have any difficulties accessing the file please contact Dean Pierce immediately.

The Planning Commission has prepared the proposed 2019 Shelburne Comprehensive Plan in anticipation of the expiration of the Plan adopted by the Town in February of 2014 and amended in 2016. Although substantive in nature, the changes to policy and narrative language embedded in the 2019 Plan are not considered dramatic by the Planning Commission. Rather, the most dramatic change to the Plan is its design and presentation. Also, it should be noted that modification of the Plan’s “Composite Future Land Use Map,” as proposed, is largely intended to clarify and reinforce existing policies relating to the protection of natural resources and multimodal transportation.

For More Information

Questions about the Comprehensive Plan and/or the comment sessions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department. Feel free to contact Dean Pierce at 802-264-5033 or by email.


Plan Approval Timeline