Planning Division

Westmoreland County Planning Department

What is Planning?


Urban and Regional Planning, in general, is a process by which a community defines a vision for its future growth and revitalization. Much of the day-to-day work of planners is the implementation of that vision, defined in a Comprehensive Plan.
To that end, we:
  • Prepare and implement the county's comprehensive plan and complementary functional plans
  • Monitor, advise, support and lobby for transportation projects to be placed on the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Administer land use regulations through the County's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) which is applicable to 31 of the county's 65 municipalities
  • Review local plans, ordinances and developments for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Develop an Integrated Water Resource Plan to address water related issues, to identify water related problems and to provide guidance on solutions
  1. Cover page of Comprehensive Plan 2019 Annual Report

    2019 Comprehensive Plan Annual Report

    Since the County's comprehensive plan, Reimagining Our Westmoreland, was adopted in December 2018, a lot has happened. We've received over 40 resolutions of support from Westmoreland County municipalities, businesses and nonprofits, and organizations Learn more...
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