Act 250 and Permitting

The Sustainable Communities Program for years has worked to protect the integrity of Act 250. In recent years, we successfully advocated for updates to Act 250 criteria related to preventing sprawl and improving transportation options and will continue our work to bring the landmark law, passed in 1970, into the 21st century. VNRC is an ardent supporter of open citizen access to the Act 250 process, and has supported citizen groups in their efforts to shape development so that it reinforces their community and the environment.