Friday, October 24, 2014

Contact

Phone: (860) 963-2128 x332

Delia P. Fey, AICP, Town Planner / ZEO

Fax: (860) 963-7557
Email: click HERE to send an email

Other Town Contacts

 

 

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Mailing Address:

Town of Woodstock CT
415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281-3039


Function and Services

What I Do:

As the Town Planner and Zoning Enforcement Officer, I perform a full range of professional planning and zoning services, coordinate the land use and development review process, and assist the public through this process.  Other activities include assisting the Planning and Zoning Commission with their review of applications for subdivisions, special permits and in the review of both the Subdivision and Zoning Regulations.  The more planning related goals include to work with PZC and other boards and commissions to plan for the town, i.e.; to create a vision of how the town wants to grow in the future in terms of the nature of how new development and evolving land uses shape the fabric of the community, including residential, commercial and industrial land uses.

Contact me if you help on:

For questions about wells or septic systems, contact:

Northeast District Dept. of Health
69 South Main Street, Unit 4
Brooklyn, CT 06234

Tel (860)774-7350 ~ Fax (860)774-1308

  • zoning questions
  • special permits
  • subdividing or developing property
  • Please contact Terry Bellman, Wetlands Agent, to determine if a wetlands permit is needed, at (860) 928-1388 x331.

About Your Town Planner, Delia P. Fey, AICP

Work experience:  
Prior to coming to Woodstock in the spring of 2006, Ms. Fey worked as the Town Planner and Authorized Wetlands Agent in Killingly, CT.

Professional Qualifications:
American Institute of Certified Planners. Certification obtained 2007.
Masters in Community Planning with a concentration in Urban Design and Economic Development from the University of Rhode Island, 2006.
Authorized Inland Wetlands Agent, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Certification obtained  2002.
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science with a concentration in Community Planning and a minor in Economics, from the University of Southern Maine, 2001.

More Information

The table below will help you determine what kinds of permits you need for various projects.

PROJECT

ZONING PERMIT

BUILDING PERMIT


Single Family House

X

X

Garage (attached and detached)

X

X

Barn

X

X

Shed

X

X

Addition

X

X

Deck

X

X

Out-building

X

X

Accessory Structure

X

X

Pool

X

X

Outdoor Wood-burning Furnace

X

X

Storage Building

X

X

Other Structure

X

X

Sign

X

 

Home Occupation

X

 

Bed and Breakfasts

X

 

Demolition

 

X

Electrical

 

X

Heating

 

X

Plumbing

 

X

Roofing

 

X

Siding

 

X

Student Housing

X

 

Tents (for functions i.e.: parties, weddings, other events, etc.)

 

X

Wood stoves

 

X

Please note:  1.  The list above is to be used for informational purposes only; the Town Planner / ZEO, Building Official and/or Administrative Assistant reserve the right to require a permit at any time.  2.  This table may not cover all projects.

A Special Permit is needed for:

  1. Professional offices;
  2. Retail commercial uses;
  3. Service establishments,
  4. Multi-family residential uses;
  5. Houses of worship and related school buildings, rectories, private and parochial schools, libraries and museums;
  6. Commercial recreation facilities;
  7. Cemeteries;
  8. Light industrial/manufacturing uses;
  9. Excavation and removal of 1500 cubic yards or more, cumulatively, of earth materials from a lot or parcel, not including surplus materials resulting from a bona-fide building, construction, or other land-development activity being executed on the premises, for which activity a zoning permit has been issued; removal of less than 1500 cubic yards will be permitted without a zoning permit. (See also Article I, Section
  10. Horse riding academies.
  11. Cottage resorts.
  12. Zoos, wildlife sanctuary and/or preserves and nature centers.
  13. Outdoor Recreational Facilities for Schools and related accessory structures.
  14. Higher-density Residential Subdivision with Transfer of Conservation Land as detailed in Chapter VI of the Woodstock Subdivision Regulations.
  15. Activity on a Scenic Road: Alterations or improvements on a  designated Scenic Road (e.g., cannot be altered or improved (e.g., widening the right of way or the traveled portion of the road, paving, changes of grade, removal of stone bridges, straightening, removal of stone walls, and removal of mature trees)

For more information on each of the uses mentioned above, please see the Woodstock Zoning Regulations.

To subdivide your property:

A subdivision or resubdivision requires an application before the Planning and Zoning Commission, please review the Subdivision Regulations for more information. For more information regarding how and when to submit an application for a subdivision, please contact Delia P. Fey, Town Planner / ZEO. A Preliminary Discussion with the Planning and Zoning Commission is recommended.  Click HERE to download a copy of the Subdivision Regulations.

Zoning Information:

The Town has three zones/districts in the Zoning Regulations:  Community District, Industrial Park District and the Village Green District.  We don't currently have an Official Zoning Map.  The DRAFT Zoning Map can be downloaded HERE.

The Woodstock Industrial Park District shall comprise those lands specifically described as follows: all those parcels or tracts of land known as the Woodstock Industrial Park, located in South Woodstock, as more particularly bounded and described in the Declaration and Agreement dated March 1, 1973, and recorded at Volume 66, Page 671 of the Woodstock Land Records, and as shown on the map entitled "Plan of Land of the Woodstock Industrial Park Butts Road & Peake Brook Road Woodstock, Connecticut Scale 1" = 100' February, 1973," filed and recorded as Map No. 512 in the Woodstock Land Records.   (The properties are off of Crab Tree Lane).

The Community District shall comprise all lands within the Town not located in the Woodstock Industrial Park District or in the Village Green District.

The Village Green District is a floating zone, and as such shall be established only after (1) a zone change and (2) a general plan of development application has been approved for a village green development at a specific location or locations.   Please see the Zoning Regulations, Articles V, Section 1.C and VI, Section 4 for more information on the Village Green District regulations and/or how to establish one.  

Please note:  The Town of Woodstock does not have any Village Green Districts at this time.

You can download the Zoning Regulations from the Planning & Zoning Commission page by clicking HERE

When a wetlands permit is needed:

Please contact Terry Bellman, Wetlands Agent at (860) 928-1388 x331 regarding whether or not you need a wetlands permit.

In general: A wetlands permit is required for any activity in wetlands or watercourses involving filling, excavation, dredging, clear cutting, grading and excavation or any other alteration or use of a regulated area.

Regulated area” means any wetlands or watercourse including any upland review areas as defined in the wetland regulations. If you own property that contains wetlands or watercourse and are proposing to do any work as listed above, you will need to get a permit or a declaratory ruling by agency or its authorized agent that the activity does not require a permit.

Declaratory Ruling” means any person wishing to carry out a proposed activity or use on property containing regulated areas, who believes that the proposed activity or use is not an activity requiring a permit shall seek a Declaratory Ruling from the Agency. Any such request for a Declaratory Ruling shall be submitted in writing on a form supplied by the Agency, and signed by the person wishing to carry out the proposed activity or use, and accompanied by a plan showing the proposal. The Agency or its agent shall state in writing its reasons for finding that a proposed permitted use or other activity does not involve a regulated activity pursuant to Article Four (4) of the Regulations.

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