New Castle County Department of Land Use, DelDOT, and WILMAPCO have completed the Transportation Element of the Southern New Castle County Master Plan, encompassing the entire area of New Castle County below the C & D Canal. The plan builds on the work of previous plans, including the 2009 Infrastructure Master Plan and the 2003 Local Road Plan, and will help guide development and transportation decisions in one of New Castle County’s fastest growing areas for decades to come.

 Click to view the Transportation Element of the Southern New Castle County Master Plan

New Castle County completed the overall Master Plan.  The goal is to guide growth while at the same time taking proactive steps to preserve natural resources and agricultural land.  After a series of public workshops held since 2018, and significant community input, the master plan is available. Read the final draft here.

August 26, 2020 – Virtual Workshop Materials 

October 7, 2019 – Public Workshop Materials

June 24, 2019 – Public Workshop Materials

March 13, 2019 – Public Workshop Materials

Jan 31, 2019 – Public Workshop Materials

    October 17, 2018 – Public Information Session Materials

    Objectives of the Plan:


          • Inform development and preservation decisions, recommended physical improvements and governmental policies regarding transportation and land use for Southern New Castle County, as implemented through the New Castle County Comprehensive Plan.
          • Through consensus building and stakeholder support,  address near-term and long-range solutions and policies with an emphasis on integration of sustainable land use planning.

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