Planning Department

The Planning Department provides technical and administrative support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetland Agency, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, and Design Review Board.  Staff assists citizens, government officials, design professionals, and developers with land use permitting and enforcement activities including review of subdivisions, site development plans, special use permits, wetlands permits and exempt activities, and construction permits.  The Department directs long-range planning and oversees an array of special initiatives including open space and farmland preservation, Clean Energy Communities, Solarize Ellington, Shop Ellington and helps coordinate efforts to establish, enhance and maintain town trails.

 draft updates


Over the past year, local efforts have been underway to draft updates to Ellington’s Plan of Conservation and Development (Plan) - a policy document that guides land use, development patterns, preservation strategies, and capital investments for certain infrastructure and community facilities for the next decade.  

Hardcopies of draft Plan updates will be available for pick-up at the Town Planner’s Office (57 Main Street), Ellington First Selectman’s Office (55 Main Street), and Hall Memorial Library (93 Main Street) as of April 15, 2019.  An electronic copy of draft Plan updates will be posted on the Planning Department’s webpage after April 15th.

 Please direct questions to:

Ellington Planning Department

57 Main Street, PO Box 187

Ellington, CT  06029

(860) 870-3120

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Backyard Poultry Compliance Form At their May 23, 2016 meeting, the Ellington Planning and Zoning Commission approved amendments to the Ellington Zoning Regulations to allow the keeping of backyard poultry on certain properties. The regulation requires that any prospective owners of backyard poultry fill out this form and provide it to the Ellington Planning Department to ensure compliance to the regulation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ellington Planning Department at 860-870-3120.