Planning Board

The Planning Board of Ashland was established by warrant article at the Annual Town Meeting of March 1950. It consists of five appointed regular members and up to three alternate members. The Planning Board’s duties include:

Contact the Planning Board:  landusepb@ashland.nh.gov

MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING BOARD

Susan MacLeod, Chairperson  (term expires 2018)
Mardean Badger, Vice Chairperson (term expires 2018)
Erica Hebert  (term expires 2020)
Carol Fucarile  (term expires 2019)
Fran Newton, Select Board Alternate  (term expires 2017)
Leigh Sharps, Select Board Representative  (term expires 2017)
[Vacant Position], Alternate
[Vacant Position], Alternate
[Vacant Position], Alternate

Meeting Schedule: The Planning Board meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Elementary School Library and holds a monthly work session on the fourth (4th) Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Elementary School Library.  Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change with notice.

NEW — 2017 Planning Board Schedule  (Revised 4/2017)

Minutes

NEWS from the Planning Board

The Ashland Planning Board released a “Coordinated Review of Land Use Planning Documents with respect to Wildlife Habitat, Natural Resources and Smart Growth Principles.” Read the full report here.

  • The report includes an analysis of the current provisions for protecting important natural resources and wildlife habitat in the Town of Ashland.
  • The report includes an analysis of the Smart Growth principles as they relate to the Town of Ashland.
  • The report analyzes and recommends revisions to the Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Review Regulations, and Subdivision Regulations of the Town of Ashland.
  • The report was prepared by the Lakes Region Plannig Commission and the Audubon Sociaty of New Hampshire, in consultation with the Ashland Planning Board, and with support for the project from the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation.

SITE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS

The Site Plan Review Regulations provide a thorough public review and analysis in the development of non-residential use projects and multi-family dwelling units (3 or more).

All new businesses (owner and/or tenant), Home Occupations, or any “change of use” (as defined in Site Plan Review Regulations) are required to go through this process.

Site Plan Review Regulations (October 2007)
Site Plan Review — Basic Process
Site Plan Review — Multi-Family Dwellings Process
Site Plan Review — New Business Process
Driveway Regulations

FORM: Site Plan Application (NEW updated 11/5/14)
FORM: Application for Waiver of Site Plan Review (NEW Updated 5/11/16))
FORM: Home Occupation Application (NEW updated December 2015)
FORM: Site Plan and Subdivision Checklists

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SUBDIVISION PROCESS

The Subdivision process covers the procedures by which single existing lots get divided into multiple lots; multiple existing lots get joined together; or multiple existing lots get joined together and then divided into multiple new lots.

Subdivision Regulations  (NEW updated 11/5/14)
Driveway Regulations

FORM: Subdivision Application (NEW updated 11/5/14)
FORM: Site Plan and Subdivision Checklists

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LOT LINE ADJUSTMENTS

This process covers adjustments to the boundary between adjoining properties where no new lots are created.

FORM: Subdivision Application (NEW updated 11/5/14)

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MASTER PLAN

Vision Statement
Chapter 1: Land Use
Chapter 2: Transportation
Chapter 3: Demographics and Housing
Chapter 4  Natural Resources
Chapter 5: Recreation
Chapter 6: Community Facilities
Chapter 7: Utilities and Public Service
Chapter 8: Economic Development
Chapter 9: Cultural and Historical Resources
Chapter 10: Implementation (Draft 2)

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MINUTES of the Planning Board

2017 Minutes

July 5, 2017
June 28, 2017
June 7, 2017
May 24, 2017
May 3, 2017
April 26, 2017
April 5, 2017
March 22, 2017
March 1, 2017
February 22, 2017
February 1, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 4, 2017

2016 Minutes

December 28, 2016
December 7, 2016
November 16, 2016
November 2, 2016
October 26, 2016
October 5, 2016
September 28, 2016
September 7, 2016
August 24, 2016
August 3, 2016
July 27, 2016
July 6, 2016
June 22, 2016
June 1, 2016
May 25, 2016
May 4, 2016
April 27, 2016
April 6, 2016
March 23, 2016
March 2, 2016
February 24, 2016
February 3, 2016
January 27, 2016
January 6, 2016

2015 Minutes

December 16, 2015
December 2, 2015
November 18, 2015
November 4, 2015
October 28, 2015
October 7, 2015
September 30, 2015
September 2, 2015  September 1, 2015 (A and B)
August 26, 2015
August 5, 2015
July 29, 2015
July 1, 2015
June 24, 2015
June 3, 2015
May 27, 2015
May 6, 2015
April 29, 2015
April 1, 2015
March 25, 2015
March 4, 2015
February 25, 2015
February 4, 2015
January 28, 2015
January 7, 2015

2014 Minutes

December 17, 2014
December 3, 2014
November 19, 2014
November 5, 2014
October 29, 2014
October 1, 2014
September 24, 2014
September 3, 2014
August 27, 2014
August 6, 2014
July 30, 2014
July 2, 2014
June 25, 2014
June 4, 2014
May 28, 2014
May 7, 2014
April 30, 2014
April 2, 2014
March 26, 2014
March 5, 2014
February 26, 2014
February 5, 2014
January 29, 2014
January 8, 2014

2012 – 2013 Minutes

December 18, 2013
December 4, 2013 (joint)
December 4, 2013
November 25, 2013
November 6, 2013
October 23, 2013
October 2, 2013
September 25, 2013
September 4, 2013
August 28, 2013
August 7, 2013
July 24, 2013
July 10, 2013
June 26, 2013
June 5, 2013
May 1, 2013
April 24, 2013
April 3, 2013
March 6, 2013
February 6, 2013
January 9, 2013
January 2, 2013
December 5, 2012
November 7, 2012
October 10, 2012
September 5, 2012
August 22, 2012
August 1, 2012
July 11, 2012
June 6, 2012
May 23, 2012
May 2, 2012
April 4, 2012 Hearing
April 4, 2012
March 28, 2012
March 7, 2012
February 22, 2012
February 1, 2012
January 4, 2012