Dates on Montco planning course change


Montgomery County is offering a comprehensive Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review. The dates below are correct, have been changed to accommodate the Jewish holiday calendar. 

The course will be taught on three consecutive Monday nights:  Sept. 10 and 24, and Oct., 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room A of the Whitpain Township Administration Building, 960 Wentz Rd., Blue Bell, Pa. 19422.

The course focuses on the work of planning commissions in the subdivision and land development review process.

It covers from pre-application meetings through project completion, and is designed for planning commission members, municipal officials, individuals in the development sector, engineers, and surveyors.

The course is organized into three sections: 1) the principles of subdivision and land development regulation and ordinance requirements, 2) subdivision and land development review procedures, and 3) design and technical standards of subdivision development.

Participants get hands-on experience reviewing plans and designing alternative solutions. Topics include the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code requirements governing subdivision and land development regulation, the importance of subdivision regulations to municipalities and to developers, procedures for reviewing applications, design considerations, how to approve and deny plans, and new approaches to project design.

The course is limited to 25 students, and pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $90 per person. For information, link to:,a,1546,q,87011.asp