Planning Board

PLEASE NOTE THAT TOWN HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, BUT YOU MAY REACH OUR OFFICE BY CALLING (978) 692-5524 AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  

YOU MAY ALSO REACH OUT TO STAFF VIA E-MAIL - PLEASE REFER TO E-MAIL ADDRESSES NOTED TO THE RIGHT.

*If you wish to submit an application package to the Planning Board during this time, please leave the packets in the foyer of Town Hall prior to the submittal deadline*

To submit comments to the Board, please email rcheney@westfordma.gov.

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About

The 5 volunteer Planning Board members are elected for 5-year terms. The Board has several major functions:

  • To establish planning goals and to prepare plans to implement these goals, which take the form of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws;
  • Administer the Subdivision Control Law, which establishes the process for development of new roads and new housing units;
  • Issue Special Permits in cases such as flood plains, stormwater, signs, scenic roads, etc.;
  • Oversee the Site Plan Review process.

Plans are carefully scrutinized for roadway design, drainage, soil conditions, location of structures, safety, and a host of other criteria to make sure that projects have a positive impact on our community.

The Board normally meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, but always check the schedule or the agenda to be sure in case of holidays and such. 

The 2020 Meeting Schedule can be found here

To learn more about the land court decision on Newport Materials Asphalt Plant, click this link to the Newport Materials document webpage.