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:

Land Use Assistant: Susan MacLeod  landusepb@ashland.nh.gov

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

MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING BOARD

Mardean BadgerChairperson (term expires 2021)
[Open Position]
  (term expires 2021)
Paula Hancock  (term expires 2023)
[Open Position]  (term expires 2022)
Kathleen DeWolfeSelect Board Representative  (term expires 2021)
Fran Newton, Select Board Alternate  (term expires 2021)
[Open Position], Alternate (term expires 2023)
[Open Position], Alternate
[Open Position], Alternate

Meeting Schedule: The Planning Board meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and holds a monthly work session on the fourth (4th) Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Water & Sewer Conference Room, 6 Collins Street..  Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change with notice.

2020 Meeting and Application Submission Dates (NEW for 2020) — Note that the Planning Board is now meeting at the Water & Sewer Conference Room, 6 Collins Street.

Minutes

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 (Updated 8/18)
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

2020 Minutes

July 22, 2020                  July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020                 June 3, 2020                  May 27, 2020
May 6, 2020                     April 22, 2020               April 1, 2020
March 25, 2020               March 4, 2020               February 26, 2020
February 5, 2020            January 22, 2020          January 13, 2020

2019 Minutes

December 23, 2019
December 4, 2019           November 27, 2019        November 6, 2019
October 23, 2019             October 2, 2019               September 25, 2019
September 4, 2019          August 28, 2019               August 7, 2019
July 24, 2019                    June 26, 2019                   June 5, 2019
May 22, 2019                    May 1, 2019                      April 24, 2019
April 3, 2019                     March 27, 2019                March 6, 2019
February 6, 2019              January 30, 2019             January 2, 2019

2018 Minutes

December 5, 2018
November 28, 2018           November 7, 2018            October 24, 2018
October 10, 2018                September 19, 2018          September 5, 2018
August 22, 2018                 August 1, 2018                    July 11, 2018
June 27, 2018                     June 6, 2018                        May 23, 2018
May 9, 2018                        May 2, 2018                         April 25, 2018
April 4, 2018                       March 28, 2018                   February 28, 2018
January 24, 2018                January 10, 2018                January 3, 2018

2017 Minutes

December 27, 2017             December 6, 2017               November 29, 2017
November 1, 2017               October 25, 2017                 October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017 Site Walk                    September 27, 2017
September 6, 2017              August 23, 2017                  August 2, 2017
July 26, 2017                        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 27, 2017 (Joint Meeting)
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

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

2012 Minutes

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

Earlier minutes of meetings are available from the Town Clerk at the Town Office.