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Public Hearing - Planning Board
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
(Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014) Load more...
Updated Subdivision Regulations
The Planning Board has recently adopted new regulations governing the subdivision of land.
(Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014) Load more...
New Flood Insurance Maps Effective July 7, 2014
(Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014) Load more...

General Information

Residential Developments in Sudbury
List of residential developments as of December 2013
(Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014) Load more...
Planning Board Procedures - 2013
(Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013) Load more...
Melone Land Planning/Valuation Report
2012 Report by Larry Koff & Associates
(Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012) Load more...
2002 Community Vision for the Old Post Road
Workshops in 2001 and 2002 defined resident's preferences for Route 20 future development
(Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011) Load more...
Planning Board Amends Stormwater Regulations
Effective January 23, 2013
(Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2009) Load more...
2009-2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan Complete
Lists goals and priorities for next 5-10 years
(Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009) Load more...
Walkway Planning Initiative
Town Seeks Resident Assistance with Walkway Planning
(Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007) Load more...
40B Development Guidelines published
The Town has created 40B guidelines to assist in defining 40B development projects.
(Posted: Monday, June 4, 2007) Load more...
Notice to Developers from the Planning Board
(Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005) Load more...

Bylaws | Expand

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Accessory Dwelling Units July 8, 2009
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Scenic Roads Bylaw December 10, 2007
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Section 6500 Design Review Board February 25, 2010
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Sign Bylaw Sign Bylaw voted at 2004 Annual Town Meeting July 11, 2008
340.01 KB
Stormwater Management Bylaw October 23, 2012
47.40 KB
Wastewater Treatment Facilities Bylaw February 14, 2014
100.40 KB

Committees | Expand

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Route 20 Sewer Citizen's Advisory Committee July 12, 2011
22.67 KB
Route 20 Sewer Steering Committee - Mission Statement July 12, 2011
96.24 KB

Development | Expand

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Coolidge at Sudbury Application Materials August 11, 2010
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Coolidge Site Approval February 9, 2011
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Historic New England Letter on Pantry Brook Farm May 2, 2012
185.28 KB
Johnson Farm Application Materials May 24, 2010
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Landham Crossing Application Materials May 12, 2010
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Landham Crossing Comprehensive Permit February 21, 2012
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Landham Crossing Site Approval February 9, 2011
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MassHousing Site Eligibility Letter, Johnson Farm January 25, 2011
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Pine Groves Application Materials May 12, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on Johnson Farm August 17, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on Landham Crossing August 17, 2010
257.23 KB
Selectmen Comments on Pine Grove August 17, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on The Coolidge September 15, 2010
300.18 KB

Fees | Expand

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List of Fees for Planning Board Applications July 23, 2007
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Forms | Expand

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Application for General SW Permit-Residential October 24, 2012
142.99 KB
Application for Major SW Permit October 24, 2012
128.83 KB
Planning Board Permit /Application FORM D Assessors Certified List of Abutters FORM D- Assessors Certified List of Abutters May 2, 2012
9.82 KB
Planning Board Permit /Application FORM D2 List of Abutters for Special Permits FORM D2- List of Abutters for Special Permits May 2, 2012
9.73 KB
Planning Board Permit/Application FORM ANR Approval Not Required FORM A- Approval Not Required/ANR Application May 2, 2012
13.09 KB
Planning Board Permit/Application FORM B Preliminary Subdivision Plan FORM B- Preliminary Subdivision Plan Application May 2, 2012
10.73 KB
Planning Board Permit/Application FORM C Definitive Subdivision Plan FORM C- Definitive Subdivision Plan Application May 2, 2012
12.36 KB
Planning Board Permit/Application FORM ISD Incentive Senior Development FORM ISD- Incentive Senior Development Application May 2, 2012
14.22 KB
Planning Board Permit/Application FORM Scenic Roads FORM- Scenic Roads Application May 2, 2012
26.56 KB
Planning Board Permit/Application FORM SRC Senior Residential Community FORM SRC- Senior Residential Community Application May 2, 2012
14.30 KB
Planning Board Permit/WRSP Application Water Resource Protection District Special Permit January 29, 2013
280.96 KB
Volunteer Application February 25, 2010
8.36 KB
Volunteer Form August 13, 2009
24.00 KB
Volunteer Form for the Historical Commission October 29, 2010
24.00 KB
Volunteer Form Planning Board April 16, 2014
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Goals | Expand

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FY14 Planning Board Projects and Priorities September 11, 2013
12.50 KB
FY2011 Planning Board Projects and Priorities June 10, 2010
48.00 KB
Planning Board FY12 Projects and Priorities July 12, 2011
60.96 KB

Information | Expand

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40B Guidelines The Town has published 40B guidelines to assist in developing projects in Sudbury. These guidelines provide a solid framework for what the Town would like to see in 40B developments, and further describe the Town's process, architecture preferences, and overall goals. June 1, 2007
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Current Residential Developments December 2013 December 11, 2013
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Current Residential Developments December 2013 January 2, 2014
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League of Women Voters Permitting Process Guide An informal guide to permits required in the Town of Sudbury. August 10, 2009
753.59 KB
MAPC Build-Out Results Data results of Sudbury's growth potential September 5, 2001
55.50 KB
Walkway Planning and Prioritization Initiative June 10, 2011
47.00 KB
Walkway Planning Priorities March 31, 2009
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Wireless Sites Listing of all Wireless Sites in Sudbury September 30, 2013
47.00 KB

Maps | Expand

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2009 Open Space and Recreation Plan Maps December 5, 2012
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Pantry Brook Farm April 30, 2012
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Planning Board | Expand

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Wireless Sites List of all wireless sites in Sudbury November 2, 2009
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Presentation | Expand

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Route 20 Zoning Forum October 26, 2011 October 28, 2011
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Rail Trail | Expand

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Four Season Wildlife Habitat Evaluation November 23, 2009
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Regulations | Expand

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Incentive Senior Development Regulations Regulations governing Incentive Senior Development Special Permits issued by the Planning Board June 21, 2005
128.50 KB
Planning Board Procedures - October 2013 December 12, 2013
112.53 KB
Planning Board Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land May 9, 2012
164.70 KB
Rules and Regulations for Special Permits in the Water Resource Protection Districts May 7, 2002
152.62 KB
Senior Residential Community Regulations Regulations governing Senior Residential Community Special Permits issued by the Planning Board June 21, 2005
137.50 KB
Stormwater Management Bylaw Regulations Regulations to administer the Stormwater Management Bylaw adopted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting. Regulations revised Jan. 23, 2013. January 31, 2013
121.37 KB
Subdivision Regulations Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land June 26, 2014
360.20 KB

Reports | Expand

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2002 Space Needs Study May 11, 2010
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2009 Open Space and Recreation Plan December 5, 2012
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2012 Melone Land Planning/Valuation Report 2012 Report on higest and best uses for the Melone property September 7, 2012
1050.59 KB
A Community Vision for the Old Post Road May 2, 2011
53.26 KB
Athletic Field Master Plan Park and Recreation Commission plan of playing fields June 26, 2008
2380.45 KB
Heritage Landscape Inventory Report Results of public identification of properties, views and areas in Sudbury that define its special character. March 23, 2007
3047.10 KB
Route 20 Visioning Report Results of the August 8, 2001 Route 20 Visioning Session. August 30, 2001
43.50 KB
Route 20 Zoning Recommendations - MAPC MAPC Recommendations for re-zoning Route 20 with a sewer July 19, 2013
2872.63 KB
Substainable Sudbury Master Plan (Acrobat) Master Plan prepared by the Sudbury Planning Board dated 2001. Adobe Acrobat 4.0 Version. August 30, 2001
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Substainable Sudbury Master Plan (Word) Master Plan prepared by the Sudbury Planning Board dated 2001. Microsoft Word 6.0 version. August 30, 2001
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Walkway Committee Report, Feb. 2000 The final report of the Walkway Committee, including a list of recommended walkways and a map. March 3, 2000
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Wireless Coverage Analysis, February 2010 March 3, 2010
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Rules and Regulations | Expand

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Planning Board Procedures September 12, 2013
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Town Meeting | Expand

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2014 Annual Town Meeting Articles - Planning Board March 10, 2014
498.78 KB

 

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Committees - Meetings

Question
How often does the Planning Board meet? Is it easy to get on an agenda?
The Planning Board meets every 2 weeks. We have recently changed our meeting night from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. Agendas are finalized on the Friday prior to the meeting, and it is usually possible to get time on a Planning Board agenda within 1- 2 meetings after submitting an application.

Master Plan

Question
What will the Planning Board do with the Master Plan? Will it be another study that collects dust on the office shelves?
The Planning Board expects to hit the floor running upon completion of the Master Plan by bringing several initiatives to Town Meeting in the spring of 2000. The Board is currently working on the rewrite of the zoning bylaw, walkways, wastewater alternatives on Route 20, water conservation and senior housing initiatives. Some of these will require Town Meeting votes. Others will continue to be studied for future Town Meeting votes.

Walkways

Question
How does the town ensure that walkways are fully accessible for persons with disabilities?

The Department of Public Works routinely monitors the condition of the town’s walkways to ensure for safe passage. Please keep in mind that many of the Town’s walkways were built years ago, prior to laws regarding accessibility were enacted.  The Town does make an effort of rebuilding walkways in use by disabled residents to enable passage to the extent feasible. Residents who notice safety issues on walkways are encouraged to notify the Department of Public Works via e-mail, DPW@town.sudbury.ma.us, or by calling 978-443-2209. If calling after office hours, be sure to leave a detailed message as to where the maintenance issue is located.

My neighborhood wants a walkway installed on our street, but an easement will be necessary to accommodate a walkway on my property. What is an easement and what are my rights as a property owner?

An easement is basically the right to use property that the town does not own. Easements are typically needed for walkways where the road right of way is not wide enough to accommodate both a road and a walkway within its legal limits. When a walkway is built in that situation, the town must seek legal permission from the owner to use or improve a specific piece of the property. By granting permission, the owners let the public walk over the property on that walkway.

The easement process can only begin when the engineering of a walkway is complete and the amount of land needed is determined. Once an easement is granted, it will be registered as part of that property owner’s deed.

Typically there are questions from property owners when an easement is asked of them. The more typical questions include the issue of liability and if the property owner will be paid for the easement. The Town assumes liability for the construction and maintenance of the walkway and does not pay the owner for easements.

 

What is the procedure for having a new walkway constructed in my neighborhood?

Residents should first read the Town’s Walkway Planning Initiative to see the process that goes into walkway consideration. Much study about pedestrian safety, road width, environmental impact, and availability of funding goes into determining walkway feasibility and priorities. The Walkway Committee Report, Feb. 2000 can also provide information about building a case for a walkway plan in your neighborhood or potential obstacles that might make a walkway an impossible option on certain roads.

General questions about walkway projects can be directed to Jody Kablack, Director of Planning and Community Development at 978-639-3387, or to kablackj@sudbury.ma.us.</P>

Who should I contact if I notice a safety issue with an existing walkway in town (ex: overgrown vegetation, pot holes, cracks, low-hanging tree branches)?

If you notice any overgrown vegetation, pot holes, cracked asphalt, or low-hanging tree branches on or around walkways, contact the Department of Public Works via e-mail, DPW@sudbury.ma.us, or by calling 978-443-2209. If you call after office hours, be sure to leave a detailed message as to where the maintenance issue is located.

Current Members

Name Position Address Term End Date
Craig Lizotte Chairman 161 Powers Rd 3 04/30/2016
VACANCY Member 3 04/30/2015
Martin Long Member 26 Pennymeadow Rd 1 04/30/2017
Christopher Morely Member 321 Old Lancaster Road 3 04/30/2015
I. William Place Staff DPW Building Indefinite
Peter J. Abair Vice-Chairman 14 Dawson Dr 3 04/30/2016

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