Planning Board

The Planning Board’s work is divided between reviewing proposals for development, such as subdivisions and site plans, and preparing recommendations for how best to use land in Swanzey.  These recommendations are formalized in the Town’s zoning ordinance, site plan review regulations, subdivision regulations, and in the master plan.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the Planning Board will be holding its meetings remotely using the web-based program Zoom until further notice. Board members and applicant will be participating in this meeting remotely and will not be meeting at Whitcomb Hall. Members of the public will be able to access these meetings through a variety of options as described in the attached Public Participation Guidelines. 

Regular meetings
6:00 p.m. at Whitcomb Hall, 17 Main Street
Second and fourth Thursdays
2020 Meeting Schedule

PLANNING BOARD APPLICATIONS and regulations
For Planning Board Applications and the Town's Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Review Regulations, and Subdivision Regulations, please visit the Planning & Economic Development Department page. 

PLANNING BOARD Agendas and Minutes
Planning Board agendas and minutes are posted on the Town website and at Town Hall.
Legal notices are posted on the Town website, at Town Hall, the Swanzey post office, printed in the Keene Sentinel, and sent by certified mail to abutters.

Members and Alternates
Members elected and Alternates appointed to three-year terms.

  • Glenn W. Page, Chair (2023)
  • Scott Self, Vice Chair (2022)
  • Jane Johnson (2021)
  • Richard Sainsbury (2022)
  • Ruth Snyder (2023)
  • Michael York (2021)
  • Selectmen Representative (alternating)
  • Steve Malone, alternate (2022)
Please direct questions, concerns or comments about pending or proposed applications to Planning and Economic Development Director, Matthew Bachler, by phone at 352-7411 x108 or by e-mail at mbachler@swanzeynh.gov. Completed applications are due to the Land Use office no later than 5 p.m. three weeks prior to the first planning board meeting where you wish to be heard.
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