Harmony with Nature

Principle: Harmony with Nature

New Castle’s nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment is a defin­ing asset of the Town. Wet­lands, lakes, streams, wood­lands, and open space cor­ri­dors pro­vide habi­tats for a range of flo­ra and fau­na, as well as a peace­ful, healthy, and scenic atmos­phere for the Town’s res­i­dents. This chap­ter, Har­mo­ny with Nature, estab­lish­es poli­cies that will help pre­serve the health and vital­i­ty of the Town’s nat­ur­al assets and ecosys­tems that have been stu­dious­ly main­tained through­out the Town’s his­to­ry. This Plan calls for the strength­en­ing of the Town’s envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions where nec­es­sary, as well as the devel­op­ment of plans for open space man­age­ment and bio­di­ver­si­ty. Addi­tion­al­ly, this Plan estab­lish­es poli­cies to reduce the adverse envi­ron­men­tal impacts of new devel­op­ment through inno­v­a­tive prac­tices that embrace ener­gy effi­cien­cy, min­i­mize pol­lu­tion, and imple­ment green tech­nol­o­gy. The poli­cies set forth in this chap­ter will help safe­guard the Town’s nat­ur­al assets and rur­al qual­i­ty beloved by New Cas­tle res­i­dents now and into the future.

Open Space and Natural Features