Planning Board

**PLEASE NOTE**  Some procedural rules/information may no longer be valid, please consult Land Use Administrator if you have questions.

The Ashburnham Planning Board operates under the authority of the Subdivision Control Law enacted under Chapter 41, Section 81A-81GG of the Massachusetts General Laws.

The Board is comprised of five elected members and one appointed associate member, who are empowered to regulate the subdivision of land under the provisions of the Subdivision Control Law for the purposes of protecting the safety, convenience, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Ashburnham.

The Board also issues Special Permits for Common Driveways, Open Space Residential Developments, Administers the Scenic Road regulations and Low Impact Development (LIP) Bylaw/Regulations.

The Board is also responsible for preparing careful studies pertaining to planning issues in the Town and recommending zoning amendments for Town Meeting approval.

Staff Contacts

Board Members

Name Title
Roger Hoyt Altinate Member
Richard Wright Vice Chair
Lyndsy Butler Clerk
Walt Meissner Chairman
Larry Boudreau Member
Stephen P Coswell Member
Bob Fichtel Member