The five Planning Board members are elected for five year terms and are not paid. The Board has two functions as defined by Massachusetts law: to establish planning goals and to prepare plans to implement those goals, which take the form of the town's zoning bylaws; and to administer the Subdivision Control Law which establishes the process for development of new roads and new housing. A developer's proposed plans are
carefully scrutinized for roadway design, drainage, soil conditions and a host of details related to proper siting. Site plans for commercial projects are also reviewed by the Planning Board.
October 25/16 - 7:00 p.m. at Westford Academy Auditorium. This is the new date and time for a Joint meeting with the Planinng Board and the Board of Selectmen. The agenda is in the "Asphalt Plant" tab in the 2016 Settlement Folder. If you would like to submit a comment or question about the Settlement Agreement or related matters, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW as of Monday October 24, 2016 -- Materials from Land Court are now posted in the "Settlement Agreement" Folder.
10/12/16 - April 2011 DEP Air Quality Permit in "Settlement Docs" folder replaced because the quality of the first posted document was poor. Health Risk Assessment form December 2009 added.
October 5, 2016 - Asphalt Plant Update - Documents related to the Settlement Agreement between the Town and Newport Materials have been posted at the Tab on the left under a folder called October 2016 Settlement Documents. Here is a link to those documents.
2014 - 2015 Land Court Decision on Newport Materials Asphalt Plant available here and in DOCUMENTS tab on this web page.
Please note the follwoing PUBLIC meeting to discuss the concept of MULTI-FAMILY ZONING ALONG ROUTE 110 is scheduled for Novemnber 3rd at Stony Brook School Auditorium:
NEW Zoning Bylaw now available for download here.