Somerset County has 1,009 acres in the Preservation Area and 46,546 acres in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region. The county submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for its Preservation Area, which was approved by the Highlands Council on March 17, 2011. This page contains links to documents related to the County’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

The Somerset County Petition for Plan Conformance was approved by the Highlands Council on March 17, 2011.

Council Approved Documents

All documents listed below as one compressed file: Highlands Council Approved Documents (33 MB zip)

Individual files:

Materials from Public Hearing

*** PETITION ARCHIVE ***


**PLEASE NOTE: The documents provided on this page include a complete history of the county’s Petition for Plan Conformance.  The most current versions of Plan Conformance documents are at the top of the page, with prior drafts included below.  Documents below this line are included for reference only and should be considered ARCHIVED material.


Petition Posting for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from February 17 through March 4, 2011 and announced by public notice. No comments were received. The following documents constitute the county's final submission to the Highlands Council and include the Final Draft Consistency Review and Recommendations Report prepared by Highlands Council staff for Highlands Council consideration of the full Petition.

Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing

The documents below include all edits made prior to the Highlands Council's consideration of Somerset County's Petition for Plan Conformance, which is scheduled for its meeting on March 17, 2011.

Petition Posting for Public Comment

Administratively Complete Petition for Plan Conformance

The following documents comprise all required components of the county Petition for Plan Conformance, which was deemed administratively complete by the Highlands Council on August 12, 2010 (Administrative Completeness Letter). [Earlier completeness letter indicating not complete: Completeness Letter dated February 8, 2010]