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Land Development

The Planning Board and the Selectboard share responsibility for managing land development within the guidelines established by the Town’s Masterplan, and Town Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. The Selectboard coordinates the land‐use/development related activities of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and appointed advisory boards such as the Conservation Commission.

However, it is the Planning Board that reviews and approves specific land development plans through the subdivision process. Subdivisions can described as either ‘Major’ or ‘Minor’, and include boundary line adjustments and lot mergers.

    • Major Subdivisions
    • Minor Subdivisions
    • Lot Line Adjustments
    • Voluntary Mergers

The result of any subdivision activity approved by the Planning Board legally must be documented on a plat (plan) recorded at the Cheshire County Registry of Deeds.

Transportation Committee – click on the Transportation Committee page for information about this committee and its work

Planning Board News & Notices

Planning Board Minutes 4-10-2024

Planning Board Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Meeting Minutes The Planning Board held a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Town Hall, 705 Chesham Road. The meeting opened at 7:00 pm. Members present: [...]

April 17th, 2024|

Planning Board Minutes of 3-13-2024

Planning Board Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Meeting Minutes The Planning Board held a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at town hall.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm. Members present: Courtney Cox Co-Chair, [...]

March 20th, 2024|


  • Ryan Stone (Co-Chair) – Term Expires 2027
  • Courtney Cox (Co-Chair) – Term Expires 2025
  • Peter Thayer (Secretary) – Term Expires 2025
  • Lisa Marie Anderson – Term Expires 2027
  • Kathy Scott (Select Board Representative) – Term Expires 2027
  • Jonathan Miner (Alternate) – Term Expires 2026
  • Don Scott (Alternate) – Term Expires 2025

Follow links below for access to minutes, application forms and other documents.

Planning Board Application Forms

Application and Permit Fee Schedule

Planning Board Rules of Procedure

Site Plan Review Regulations

Subdivision Regulations Current as of 04-2024  (Includes regulations and application procedures. See above for application forms)

Major Subdivision Application Packet

Harrisville Zoning Ordinances March 2024

Minutes of the Planning Board

Harrisville Master Plan (2014)

PB Member Training Resources:

NHMA Training Calendar
Office of Strategic Initiatives Training

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