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Planning Board

Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Review Regulations & Subdivision Regulation Amendments Proposed - 2024 Town Meeting


The Sandwich Planning Board proposes to amend the Town of Sandwich Site Plan Review Regulations, Town of Sandwich Subdivision Regulations and Zoning Ordinance for 2024 Town Meeting. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND BELOW, OR BY REQUEST AT THE SELECTMEN'S OFFICE.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments -
   Zoning Ordinance - corrections only
   Zoning Ordinance - zoning amendments proposed
   Zoning Ordinance - full with amendments
Information handout - two family dwellings
Subdivision Regulation Amendments
Site Plan Review Regulation Amendments
Groundwater Protection Ordinance Information

Planning Board applications are accepted inside Town Hall at 8 Maple Street.  Meetings are being held in person upstairs in Town Hall and via Zoom video conferencing but is subject to change.  The Planning Board holds public hearings on the first Thursday of each month.

Gran Smith Road Walk 11-15-20 (2)

The Sandwich Planning Board is appointed by the Board of Selectman to regulate and guide development within the Town so it occurs at an orderly and reasonable rate. The Sandwich Zoning Ordinance and supporting regulations reflect the wishes of the citizenry as expressed through the ballot and the comprehensive Master Plan.

The Planning Board considers proposals by private landowners, the Town, private utilities, and corporations with an aim to balance the rights of private landowners with the needs and wishes of the Sandwich community. The Planning Board also regularly reviews and proposes amendments to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance and regulations.

The Master Plan directs the Planning Board to preserve the scenic beauty and healthfulness of the Town giving particular attention to land use in the vicinity of lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands and steep slopes. This is done to preserve the natural beauty of the land, to preserve recreation lands and wildlife habitat, to maintain property values and to plan for public services.

Planning Board Members:

Ray Cameron
Alixandra Coolidge
Julie Dolan, Recording Secretary
Mary Hillsgrove
Brewster Lee, Chair
Caroline Nesbitt, Selectman
Will Speers

For questions, please contact Susan MacLeod, Land Use Secretary via email at 

Planning Board Application(s)
In order to simplify the application process, the various Planning Board applications have been separated out below by category.  A Planning Board Fee Schedule can be found here.
Planning Board Application - Design Review
Planning Board Application - Subdivision and Boundary Line Adjustment
Planning Board Application - Site Plan Review
Planning Board Application - Excavation Permit
Planning Board Application - Scenic Road Cut
Planning Board Application - Preliminary Consultation

Planning Board Application - All Inclusive

2024 PB Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

Applications are heard at the regular meeting on the first Thursday of each month.
Board business is conducted on the third Thursday of each month.

Meeting Date                          Application Deadline (24 days before)        Tree Cut (30 days)

January 4, 2024                       December 11, 2023                                         December 5, 2023

February 1, 2024                     January 8, 2024                                               January 4, 2024

March 7, 2024                         Feb. 12, 2024                                                  February 5, 2024

April 4, 2024                            March 11, 2024                                               March 5, 2024

May 2, 2024                             April 8, 2024                                                    April 2, 2024

June 6, 2024                           May 13, 2024                                                   May 7, 2024

July 18, 2024                           June 10, 2024                                                 June 4, 2024

August 1, 2024                        July 8, 2024                                                     July 2, 2024

September 5, 2024                  August 12, 2024                                              August 6, 2024

October 3, 2024                      September 9, 2024                                          September 2, 2024

November 7, 2024                   October 14, 2024 (Tuesday)                           October 8, 2024

December 5, 2024                   November 12, 2024 (Tuesday)                        November 5, 2024

January 2, 2025                       December 9, 2024                                           December 3, 2024

The Planning Board recently adopted new Rules of Procedure:  You can read them here:

Planning Board Rules of Procedure

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Phone:  603-284-7701

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