What is the Comprehensive Plan? How is it different than the older Master Plan?

The Town of Norwell 2020 Comprehensive Plan, also known as Vision2020, is the primary resource that guides the Town in determining its growth and development pattern for the future. The plan is reviewed and updated about every ten (10) years to make sure it accurately reflects the needs of the Town for effective, planned development. The Plan is “comprehensive” in that it includes topic areas that are substantially intertwined with land-use planning such as Housing, Economic Development, Natural Resources, Historic Preservation, Services & Facilities, Open Space & Recreation, Circulation, Energy, and an Implementation Program for the Plan’s Goals, Policies, and Objectives.