Planning the Future of Bedford: The Comprehensive Plan

The Town Development Plan is a comprehensive land use plan for the development of a community which is now undergoing an extensive revision. A comprehensive plan is a document is a statement of planning policies and goals of the Town to guide future growth and development.

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Planning the Future of Bedford: The Comprehensive Plan


  1. Plan Background
  2. Purpose of the Plan
  3. Planning Principles
Regional Context
  1. Introduction
  2. Regional Plan Association: A Region at Risk
  3. Westchester County Planning Strategies
  4. Watershed Planning Regulations Affecting Drinking Water Supplies
  5. Surrounding Municipalities
  6. Other Planning Efforts and Strategies
Land Use and Development Controls
  1. Bedford’s Changing Character
  2. Bedford’s Population
  3. Devopment Issues and Recommendations
Open Space and Natural Environment
  1. Open Space in Bedford
  2. Development Potential of Unprotected Open Space
  3. Public Opinion Surveys on Open Space
  4. Open Space Goals and Objectives
  5. Preservation Methods
  6. Natural Environment Concerns and Recommendations
Residential Development
  1. Existing Residential Development Pattern
  2. Single-Family Housing
  3. Two-Family Housing
  4. Multi-Family Housing
  5. Recommendations
Business Development
  1. Introduction
  2. Bedford Village
  3. Bedford Hills
  4. Katonah
  5. Route 117 Business Area (Bedford Road)
  6. Offices, Research Labs, and Executive Offices Development
  7. Industrial Development
Community Facilities and Services
  1. Town Government
  2. Police Department
  3. Highway Department
  4. Fire Protection Town-Owned Recreational Facilities and Parks
  5. Refuse Development
  6. Town-Owned Recreational Facilities and Parks
  7. Libraries
  8. Water Supply
  9. Schools
  10. Sewage Disposal
  1. Existing Traffic Conditions and Trends
  2. Goals and Objectives
  3. Transportation Plan and Strategies
Community Appearance and Historic Preservation
  1. Business Areas
  2. Residential Areas
  3. Historic Districts and Structures
  4. Fences and Stone Walls
Future Land Use Plan and Implementation
  1. Future Land Use Plan Elements
  2. Planning Principles
  3. Summary of Plan Recommendations
  4. Plan Implementation and First Priorities

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Comprehensive Plan:

The Draft Reports

In the spring of 2020, The Town of Bedford Planning Board’s Comprehensive Plan Subcommittee volunteers began the work of updating the 2003 plan.

The draft reports below are a look forward for the next 20 years.

This is your town, please watch for public meeting dates in our newsletter, Town Website and the local paper. Your input is welcome and greatly appreciated!

Subcommittee Preliminary Reports

Click the links below to review each.

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