Planning Board
Contact TypeContact Information
Staff
, Director
, Town Planner
, Administrative Assistant
Address:
141 Keyes Road, First Floor 
Concord ,MA 
Phone:
(978) 318-3290
Fax:
(978) 318-3291
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours: 7/7/14 - 8/29/14
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 
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Membership
Name
Title
John Shipe
Chair
John Canally
Vice-Chair
Brooke Whiting Cash
Clerk
John Cratsley
 
Coleman Hoyt
 
Elisabeth Elden
 
Kate Barrett
 
Planning Board Meeting Schedule 2014
(updated 8/18/14)
PLEASE NOTE:  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in the First Floor Meeting Room
at 141 Keyes Road unless otherwise noted*

August 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
September 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
September 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
October 14, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
November 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
December 2, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
December 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
Planning Board Meeting Schedule 2015
(updated 8/18/14)
PLEASE NOTE:  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in the First Floor Meeting Room
at 141 Keyes Road unless otherwise noted*

1/13/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
1/27/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
2/10/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
2/24/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
3/3/15*
(snow date is 3/5/15, same time, same location)
7:00 p.m.
Hearing Room*
Town House
22 Monument Square
3/10/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
3/24/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
4/7/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
4/28/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
5/12/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
5/26/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
6/9/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
6/23/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
7/14/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
7/28/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
8/11/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
8/25/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
9/8/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
9/22/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
10/13/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
10/27/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
11/10/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
11/24/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
12/8/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
12/22/15
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
Planning Board Charge

The Planning Board consists of seven members, appointed for five-year, staggered terms by the Selectmen. By reason of Chapter 40A, all decisions as special permit granting authority shall require a two-thirds vote.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to investigate all petitions calling for a variation, modification, change, or extension of use under the Zoning Bylaw and to report its recommendations thereon to the Board of Appeals.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to conduct investigations respecting proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw appearing in the Warrant for any Town Meeting, and to present its recommendations to the Town for consideration at such Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen shall cause the Planning Board to be notified of all such proposed amendments.

Subdivision Rules and Regulations set forth the Planning Board's procedures and standards to be followed in the subdivision of land and the construction of ways. The Concord Planning Board is authorized under the General Laws of Massachusetts to regulate the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions to insure the safety, convenience and welfare of present and future inhabitants of Concord. The Board shall exercise its authority with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic and other emergencies; for insuring compliance with applicable provisions of the Concord Zoning Bylaw and the Wetlands Protection Act; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility service, police and fire protection and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision; for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in neighboring subdivisions; and for preserving the special historical and rural character of Concord.