Planning Board

Chester Planning Department

Phone Number:  (603) 887-5629

E-mail:  chstrpl@gsinet.net

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.)  


Public Hearing Notices:

 10-05-16 Public Hearing – Home Business – McCartney

Upcoming Significant Public Hearings:


 Chester Police and Fire Impact Fee Report – Draft – Hearing scheduled for 09-28-16.
 Chester Traffic Impact Fee Report – Draft – Hearing scheduled for 09-28-16.
 Chester Recreation Impact Fee Report – Draft – Hearing scheduled for 09-28-16.
 Chester Library Impact Fee Report – Draft – Hearing scheduled for 09-28-16.

Plans for Pending Subdivisions:

 Dion Subdivision – M&L 2-49 Lots 1 & 2

Plans for Approved Subdivisions Still Under Construction:

 Babin Subdivision – M&L 5-111 – Lots 101 thru 104
 Buxton Estates Subdivision – M&L 2-49 – Lots 1 thru 12
  Cedar View Estates Subdivision – M&L 8-71, 8-8, 8-57 – Lots 1 thru 18
  Isaac Foss Subdivision – M&L 9-12 – Lots 1 thru 9
 JEMCO Subdivision – M&L 9-46 – Lots 0 thru 3 Final Plans
 JEMCO Subdivision – M&L 9-47 – Lots 0 thru 3 Final Plans
  Jenkins Farm Subdivision – M&L 2-88 – Lots 1 thru 62
 Mill Pine Village Subdivision – M&L 10-1
 Towle Subdivision – M&L 9-19 – Lots 3 & 4
 Villages at Chester Subdivision – M&L 11-11 – 40 Units
 Wilcombs Way Subdivision – M&L 6-12 – Lots 1 thru 6 

2016 to 2023 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 Newly Adopted or Updated Impact Fees

 Chester School Impact Fees – Adopted 09-07-16


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 5.3.3.3 & 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

 2016 NHES Summary of Chester
 Source Water Protection

 

2016 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

 Planning Board Minutes 09-21-16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 09-07-16 Final
 Planning Board Minutes 08.10.16 Final
 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