Land Partnerships Plan - 2012
What is Land Partnerships?
Land Partnerships is a countywide strategy designed to improve and enhance the quality of life in Cumberland County through: farmland preservation, natural resource protection and parks, trails and greenways. Review the 2006 Plan and Accomplishments.
In April 2012, the Planning Department embarked on an effort to update the Plan in order to develop new recommendations for the next 5 years. The planning process is expected to take approximately 8-10 months and will include a variety of opportunities for the public to provide input including a citizen survey and public meetings.
The Citizen Survey was developed to ascertain opinions and attitudes about farmland preservation, natural resource protection, parks, trails and greenways and creation of livable communities. The results of the survey will be utilized to develop the strategies and recommendations of the Land Partnerships plan. The survey was available May 23 - November 30, 2012.
Summary of Public Survey Results
Full Public Survey Results
Spring 2012 Public Meeting Information
The first round of public meetings for the Land Partnerships Plan Update were held May 23 and 24, 2012. The purpose of the May public meetings was to obtain input on the goals and objectives of the plan and identify issues to be addressed during the planning process. Materials and information on these meeting is available below. The May 23, 2012 public meeting was recorded and is available for viewing online through our Media Center. Once you are on the Media Center page, you will simply click on the video for the Land Partnerships Public Meeting.
Spring 2012 Public Meeting Results
Fall 2012 Public Meeting Information
The Cumberland County Planning Department hosted 2 public meetings to review and receive input on the draft Land Partnerships Plan. Both meetings were identical. Participants chose a date and location based on their convenience. The meeting entailed a brief presentation followed by time for public comment.
Fall 2012 Public Meeting Results
|Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7 PM
Southampton Township Municipal Building
200 Airport Road, Shippensburg, PA
View the presentation
|Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7 PM
Lower Allen Township Municipal Building
2233 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA
View the presentation
Draft Plan Information
Draft Plan - January 2013
Study Committee Meeting Schedule & Meeting Notes
A Study Committee was appointed by the County Commissioners to oversee the planning process. Committee meetings are open to the general public.
April 18, 2012 - Meeting Notes (pdf)
June 14, 2012 - Meeting Notes (pdf)
July 17, 2012 - Meeting Notes (pdf)
August 16, 2012 - Meeting Notes
October 11, 2012 - Meeting Notes (pdf)
January 29, 2013 - Meeting Notes (pdf)
Time: 2-4 PM
Location: 18 North Hanover Street, Suite 105, Carlisle, PA
Study Committee Members:
Geoffrey Clymer, Member, Cumberland County Agricultural Land Preservation Board
Shireen Farr, Director, Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau
Bill Forrey, Former Chief, Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Larry Hatter, Government Relations, Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS
Robert Fisher, PLS, PE, President, R.J. Fisher Associates, Inc.
Kim Williams, Environmental Planner, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Jeff Williams, Director, Silver Spring Township, Park & Recreation Department
Anna Yelk, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Conservancy
Rebecca Yearick, Downtown Coordinator, Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Contact Stephanie Williams, Greenway & Open Space Coordinator
Cumberland County Planning Department
(717) 240-5383 or e-mail