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Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Update

Delaware County revised the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) to incorporate the latest planning and design standards.

The Delaware County SALDO is designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the County by establishing reasonable standard of design and procedures for the orderly layout and development of land. The previous County SALDO was adopted in 1981, and the new version will include current best practices in engineering specifications and design standards, clarify and enhance administrative procedures, and encourage consistency with the recently adopted County Comprehensive Plan.

Township and Boroughs using the County’s current SALDO will automatically transition to the new, updated Ordinance upon adoption by County Council. Municipalities currently operating under their own locally adopted SALDO may choose to adopt the new County SALDO if it suits their needs. This may be done by repealing the existing municipal SALDO after County adoption of the new SALDO.

During the review process, a copy of the draft proposed document was available for review on this website. The SALDO was also discussed at the May 19th and June 16th Planning Commission meetings.

A one page description of the SALDO revision project is available for download here.

County Council accepted comments on the SALDO, at a public hearing held at the regularly scheduled County Council meeting on July 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. Council adopted the document on August 3, 2016.

Any question or comments regarding the proposed new Ordinance may be forwarded to Sam Haber or by calling Mr. Haber at 610-891-5227.


2016 SALDO

SALDO handout

SALDO short presentation

SALDO long presentation



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