Planning Department

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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.

  1. Boards & Commissions

    The Planning Department assists a number of volunteer land use boards, which are the Conservation Commission, the Design Review Board, the Economic Development Commission, the Inland Wetlands Agency, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

  2. Ellington Maps

    View online Ellington interactive maps.

  3. Zoning Regulations, Forms, and Resources

    Use this link to find regulations, application forms, guides, and other helpful information for the Planning Department and its boards and commissions.

  4. Shop Ellington

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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.