What is the RPP?

  • Identifies Barnstable County’s critical resources and management needs
  • Provides a growth policy for Barnstable County, including resource protection and provision of capital facilities necessary to meet current and anticipated needs
  • Sets a policy for coordination of regional and local planning efforts
  • Defines regional goals for: fair and affordable housing, job creation, waste disposal, open space, recreation, coastal resources, capital facilities, economic development, and historic preservation
  • Is updated every 5 years.  The 2015 update is underway – a stakeholder and staff process will culminate in a draft plan in Spring 2015


2009 RPP 
by the numbers

Goals: 33
Planning Actions

  • CCC: 91
  • Towns: 87

Minimum Performance Standards: 235
Best Management Practices: 68

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