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 29 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. Westmoreland County Transportation Development Plan

    Westmoreland Needs Your Input on Public Transportation - Public Input Session and Survey Launch

    A Transit Development Plan (TDP) for Westmoreland County is being developed by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) in partnership with Westmoreland Transit and Westmoreland County. Read on...
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    2017 Fall Public Participation Panel Meeting

    Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) encourages you to attend the Public Participation Panel meeting for Westmoreland County to learn about the draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and long range planning. Read on...
  3. Reimagining Our Westmoreland

    Westmoreland County Seeking Community Input for the Upcoming Comprehensive Plan

    Reimagining Our Westmoreland will be a comprehensive strategy and policy guide for County officials, as well as provide more high level strategic guidance to local governments, industry leaders, not-for-profits, service providers, and more. Read on...
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