Winnipesaukee Environmental & Community Action Network

Master Plan

Geographic Area
Lakes Region
The  purpose of a municipal Master Plan, as stated in the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 674:2,I is to “set down as clearly and practically as possible the best and most appropriate future development…, to aid the board in designing ordinances that result in preserving and enhancing the unique quality of life and culture of New Hampshire, and to guide the board in the performance of its other duties…[to] achieve the principles of smart growth, sound planning, and wise resource protection.” The information compiled for the Master Plan needs to include sections on the vision of the community and land use (RSA 674:2, II (a), (b)). Additional sections which can be included are transportation, community facilities, economic  development, natural resources, natural hazards, recreation, utility/public service, cultural and historic resources, regional  concerns, neighborhood plan, community design, housing, and implementation (RSA 674:2, III).
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