Comprehensive Plan Update

The Comprehensive Plan, the "Plan", is a guide for Wellington's future economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development. The Plan consists of 11 elements or chapters. Each element is organized into goals, objectives, and policies, along with a series of maps, as applicable. The series of goals within each element are supported by objectives and policies. The objectives are intended as specific, measurable, intermediate end that is achievable and marks progress towards a goal. The policies are defined as the way in which programs and activities are conducted to achieve and identified goal. Each goal, objective, and policy is numbered with a "catch line" which are intended as catchwords to indicate the contents of the respective goal, objective, or policy. 

Chapter 163, Part II of the Florida Statutes, known as the "Community Planning Act", establishes the requirements and manner in which a comp plan is adopted. This legislation requires that all local jurisdiction adopt and maintain a comp plan and prescribes the subject areas that must be included. The growth management and development-related provisions of the comp plan are implemented by the local land development regulations (LDR) which are required to be consistent with the comp plan. The local government also implements the comp plan through its capital budget and policies, programs, and initiatives designed to achieve the plan. 

The Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2021 to be simple, yet direct guide. The Plan forms the blueprint for Wellington’s future with a focus on the next 10 to 20 years. Below is a list of the elements, or “chapters”, of the Comprehensive Plan. 


Elements of the Comprehensive Plan

Land Use & Community Design


Housing & Neighborhoods

Public Facilities

Conservation, Sustainability, & Resiliency

Parks & Recreation

Community Partnerships

Capital Improvements


Equestrian Preserve*

Private Property Rights*

*Optional Elements


To request copies of the adopted elements, please complete this form.

For more information about the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 561-791-4000 or