The Development Review Training Modules series is meant to provide an overview of various local development review topics including rules of procedure, development review skills, associated legal issues, and special topics. The audience is local land use officials in Vermont. The series of roughly 24 modules is being developed by the Vermont Law School Land Use Clinic under an agreement with the Vermont Land Use Education and Training Collaborative. Each module includes the contributions of many co-authors, editors and reviewers.

Available Modules

Interpreting and Applying Development Standards

Taking Evidence

Reading Subdivision Plats and Site Plans

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Why, When and How


The Vermont Law School Land Use Clinic and the Vermont Land Use Education & Training Collaborative are grateful for the financial support of the donors to this project. The Development Review Training Modules project would not be possible without the help of the following:

University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies

Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies

Vermont Planners Association

Vermont Law School

Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC

Housing Vermont

Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C.

Stone Environmental Inc.

Witten, Woolmington & Campbell P.C.

Daly & Daly P.C.

Tarrant, Gillies, Merriman & Richardson

Special Thanks to Senator Patrick Leahy.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Awards No. 2009-34269-19870 & 2010-34269-20972. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.