Bucks County Planning Commission
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The BCPC was formed in 1951, in response to major changes brought about by the development of Levittown and U.S. Steel's Fairless Works. The planning commission has continued to work with municipal, county, regional, state, and federal agencies, as well as civic and professional groups, in planning for the future of the county.
In 1961, Bucks County was the first county in the Commonwealth to enact a comprehensive plan. The county comprehensive plan was revised in 1977 and again in 1993. Other county policy documents prepared and enacted as county policy by the county commissioners include plans for housing, natural resources, solid waste management, parks and recreation, stormwater management, and land use.