Statutes & Ordinances

Overview


Article 10 of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut grants the General Assembly the right to delegate authority to its municipalities, commonly know as "Home Rule." The Town of Ledyard operates under a “Home Rule” Charter, adopted in 1971, meaning that the town can adopt and amend its Town Charter as well as regulate local matters without involvement from the state legislature.

Connecticut General Statutes


Land use laws, however, are regulated at the state level through the Connecticut General Statutes. Zoning, Planning, Housing, Economic and Community Development and Human Resources are all covered in Title 8 Zoning, Planning, Housing and Economic and Community Development of the CGS. The following chapters within Title 8 provide the legal framework for what planning and zoning commissions are enabled to do procedurally:

Related Town Ordinances

Town of Ledyard Ordinances provide legal framework for the Planning Commission as well as creating a Planning Commission that is separate from a Zoning Commission. There is also an ordinance to provide for alternates to the commission. Additionally, several ordinances adopted by the Town of Ledyard regulate areas that the Planning Commission deals with on a regular basis:

ORD 300-005 Providing for a Combined Planning & Zoning Commission
ORD 300-017 Regulating the Management of Stormwater Runoff
ORD 300-021 Concerning Building on Unaccepted Streets
ORD 300-025 Regulating the Addition of Any New Street or Highway to the Highway System