What is Long-Range Planning?
Long-range planning is the process of working with stakeholders in the community to assess how well existing policies, regulations, and programs are working to meet their goals, maximize opportunities, and address residents concerns.
Comprehensive planning (or Master Planning) is a specific long-range plan that presents a holistic vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives, and an implementation framework to achieve success. The resulting master plan is not a bylaw, but instead a policy document, intended to be used to provide Town staff, Boards, Committees, and Commissions with a set of common goals and strategies which can be uniformly taken into consideration when making decisions.
Resilient Master Plan - 2021
The East Longmeadow 2021 Resilient Master Plan is the result of outreach and participation by residents and businesses of East Longmeadow, as well as detailed information and support supplied by nearly all town departments, elected boards and volunteer committees. The creation of the plan was overseen by the members of the Resilient Master Plan Committee from the beginning of 2020 until the adoption of the plan by the Planning Board on July 13, 2021; the Plan's creation involved more than 500 residents and students through a community survey, committee meetings, focus groups, and our community-wide visioning session and implementation workshop.