Needed Approvals

The requirement to publish a POCD at least once every ten years comes from state statute. The POCD is required to look at certain elements in order to be compliant, and the final document must be approved by the Planning Commission and adopted by the Common Council. Although it is not a formal approval, the Norwalk Harbor Commission has statutory oversight of planning related to the Harbor, and would also need to endorse the POCD. The City also holds a number of public hearings  in connection with approving a final document (the 2008 POCD had three public hearings).