Planning Board

Chester Planning Department

Phone Number:  (603) 887-5629


Mailing Address:  84 Chester Street, Chester, NH 03036

Planning Coordinator:  Andrew Hadik

Planning Board Members:
Brian Sullivan, Chairman
Evan Sederquest, Vice Chairman
Liz Richter, Member
Richard Snyder, Member
Michael Weider, Member
Alternate – position open
Alternate – position open
Cass Buckley, Selectman Ex-Officio

Meeting Schedule:  The Planning Board meets on the first, second, and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in the main conference room of the Chester Town Hall at 84 Chester Street.

Meeting Agendas:  (Please note meeting agendas are subject to changes.)  

 8-24-16 Meeting Cancelled!  Agenda will be added to the 9-7-16 agenda.
 09-07-16 PB Draft Agenda

Public Hearing Notices:

 09-07-16 Public Hearing – School Impact Fee & Dion Subdivision 2-49

Upcoming Significant Public Hearings:

 09-07-16 Public Hearing – School Impact Fee
 Chester School Impact Fee Assessment – Draft
 Chester Library Impact Fee Assessment – Draft – Hearing not scheduled yet.

Plans for Pending Subdivisions:

 Dion 2-49 Subdivision – Lots 2-49-0 thru 2
 JEMCO Subdivision – Lots 9-46-0 thru 3 Rev A
 JEMCO Subdivision – Lots 9-47-0 thru 3 Rev A

Plans for Approved Subdivision Plans:

 Babin Subdivision – Lots 5-111-101 thru 104 Rev A
 Buxton Estates M&L 2-49
 Mill Pine Village M&L 10-1
 Towle Subdivision – Map & Lots 9-19-2 thru 4
 Wilcombs Way M&L 6-12

2016 to 2013 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

The Board has finished updating the Town’s CIP.  Below is a link to the newly adopted version.  Please note the CIP is intended as a financial planning tool and guide for Town Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the Budget Committee.  The different projects and costs in the CIP can be amended, reprioritized, or even tabled at future public hearings.  The objective now is to update the CIP annually at public hearings held every fall, just prior to “budget season.”

 Chester CIP 2016 to 2023  4-28-16

If you have questions about the CIP, please view the presentation on Channel 20, the presentation slides, or the Board’s meeting minutes at the links below.  If you have any additional questions, please contact us at the email address above.

 CIP Presentation Slides  04-08-16

New 2015 Master Plan – Adopted 12/9/2015

The Board would like to thank the many citizens who met with us to provide their vision for the future of the Town of Chester.  This vision was used by the Board as the guide for updating the Master Plan.

 2015 Chester Master Plan Update

2016 Zoning Amendments – Passed 5/10/2016

 Article 4.4 – Signs
 Article 5.6 – Flood Plain
 Article 6.12.2 & .3 – Open Space
 Article 9 – Accessory Dwelling Units
 Supportive Amendments for Article 9 – Articles & 11.4

Ordinances & Regulations – FAQs

  Impact Fee Table – Pending
 Zoning Table 1 – Dimensional & Area Requirements
 Zoning Table 2 – Setback & No Clearing Buffer Zones

Ordinances & Regulations

 Zoning Map
 Building Code
 Driveway Regulations
 Excavation and Reclamation Regulations
 Site Plan Review Regulations
 2015 Subdivision Regulations
 Subdivision Regulations Performance Guarantee – Updated 12.9.15
 2015 Zoning Ordinance

Other Documents

 Source Water Protection


2016 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

 Planning Board Minutes 08.10.16 Review
 Planning Board Minutes 07.13.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 06.22.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 06.08.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 06.01.16 Final
Planning Board Minutes 05.25.16 Final
Planning Board Minutes 05.06.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 04.27.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 04.20.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 04.13.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 04.06.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 03.30.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 03.23.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 03.09.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 03.02.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 02.24.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 02.10.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 02.03.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 01.27.16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 01.13.16 Final