Planning Department

What's New……

The Planning Board is proposing six zoning amendments for the November Town Meeting (yet to be scheduled). To review the zoning amendments just click on them and they will open.

  • Revisions to the Zoning Bylaw's cluster housing provision (click here).
  • Revisions to the Parking Bylaw (click here).
  • Rezoning three properties on Overlook Road (click here).
  • New bylaw regulating recreational marijuana (click here).
  • A ban on retail sales of recreational marijuana (click here).
  • A bylaw regulating solar farms (click here).

Further, the Planning Board is working on a revised sign bylaw for the Annual Town Meeting next May:

As always, the Planning Board welcomes feedback from interested citizens. You can contact the Planning office via phone or e-mail, send the Planning Board your written comments, or stop by one of our meetings and give us your feedback in person.

Westminster Planning Department


Duties and Responsibilities

The Town Planner assists the Planning Board with its review of new Subdivision Plans, Site Plans, Approval Not Required (ANR) Plans, and those Special Permits under the Board's jurisdiction. The Planner is also responsible for preparing and maintaining the Town's Community Master Plan, and coordinating economic development activities. The Planner also assists the Open Space Committee with the updating and maintenance of the Town's Open Space & Recreation Plan.

The Town Planner helps the Planning Board with the administration of its caseload, prepares grant applications on behalf of all municipal departments/boards/committees, engages in long-range planning studies, represents the Town in State and regional planning initiatives, and works on special projects assigned by the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Stephen Wallace Town Planner (978) 874-7414