A POCD is a tool to guide the community's future. Its purpose is to establish a common community vision and identify strategies to attain that vision. The Plan's goals, policies, and recommendations are intended to reflect what Bristol residents feel is most desirable for the community.
A POCD is primarily an advisory document. It is intended to guide local officials and provide a framework for consistent decision-making with regard to conservation and development activities in the City over the next decade.
A POCD becomes an official document only after a public hearing and adoption by the Planning Commission. Once adopted, the Plan is used to:
coordinate development activities within the City,