Subdivision and Land Development

All Subdivision or use of land within Bedford Township must be presented to and approved by the Board of Supervisors. The plans are then sent for review to the Township Engineers to verify Ordinance regulations are being met. The plan is then sent to the appropriate agencies per plan specifications.

The Purpose of an Ordinance is to provide for the orderly, logical, and harmonious development of the Township and to protect, promote, and create conditions favorable to the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the Township’s citizenry by:

Ensuring that all development is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan for Bedford County as well as those Ordinances developed by the Township through State Level Planning Programs.

Providing a framework for the orderly development of appropriate open lands and acreages thru the efficient use of land while preserving the rural community setting.

Assuring uniform and equitable processing of all Subdivision Plans by providing uniform standards and procedures.

Establishing requirements, standards, and specifications to aid in guiding elected Public Officials, Planners, Planning Commissions, Subdividers, Developers, Land Surveyors, Landscape Architects, development of Subdivisions, and Land Development throughout the Township.