Master Plans

Typically, every five years the SNHPC prepares and updates a comprehensive plan for the region. Additionally, the SNHPC regularly works with member communities in developing and updating local master plans.

Local Master Plans
It is the duty of every Planning Board, as established by RSA 673:1, to prepare and amend a master plan to guide the growth and development of the municipality. The master plan acts as a guide for the future. It identifies the most appropriate future development of the community and aids the Planning Board in designing ordinances that achieve the Master Plan’s vision and result in smart growth, sound planning and wise resource protection.

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission provides support and assistance to communities within the region in developing and updating their master plans. 

Recently adopted Master Plans include:

Regional Comprehensive Plan
Updated Regional Comprehensive Plan adopted by the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission on December 16, 2014