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 31 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
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    Your Feedback is Needed - Take the Internet Survey Today!

    Westmoreland County is conducting a broadband data collection and feasibility study to learn who has access to high-speed, affordable Internet in the County. All of Westmoreland County is encouraged to take the survey by Monday, Oct. 31st, 2022. Additional Info...
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    Westmoreland County Launches Next Phase of Broadband Study

    Westmoreland County is conducting a broadband data collection and feasibility study to learn who has access to high-speed, affordable Internet in the County. All of Westmoreland County is encouraged to take the survey. Learn more...
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    2021 Comprehensive Plan Annual Report Released

    The 2021 Annual Report provides a brief summary of the work that has occurred over the last year to implement the Westmoreland County comprehensive plan, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. Read about the great work occurring throughout Westmoreland County! Learn more...
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