Joint Land Use Study

A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative land use planning effort between local governments and military installations. It seeks to ensure the lasting compatibility of military installations and their neighboring communities. A JLUS creates a policy framework and recommends strategies that support a healthy economy, environment, and community, while safeguarding the military mission.

SCCOG completed the SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study in 2017, funded in part by the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), SCCOG, the Town and City of Groton, the City of New London, and the Towns of Ledyard, Waterford, and Montville. Naval Submarine Base New London, also known as SUBASE New London, is located on the Thames River in the towns of Groton and Ledyard. The base is the United States Navy’s primary east-coast submarine base, with 7,500 active-duty service members living on-base or in the immediate area.

JLUS Implementation

The JLUS Implementation Committee was formed in 2018, following the 2017 conclusion of the SUBASE New London JLUS. The Committee has membership from SCCOG, SUBASE New London, municipal governments of surrounding towns, and the State of Connecticut Office of Military Affairs. For meeting information, including membership, minutes, and agendas, visit the Meetings page.

As part of the JLUS implementation activities, SCCOG has received funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to identify and plan for future demands across the region for housing and transportation related to expanded activities at Electric Boat and SUBASE New London. The project’s first public workshop took place on January 29th in Groton. For additional information and project documents, please visit the JLUS Implementation Study Website.