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Welcome to the Pelham New Hampshire Planning Department website.  Inside you will find information for the Planning Department, the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Conservation Commission, building application permits and forms, and Pelham's zoning ordinance and development regulations.  This site serves as a reference for a very active town Planning Department, and while every effort is made to keep it current, you should always refer directly to the Planning Department office if you have any questions.

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Notice is hereby given in accordance with RSA 675:3-7, the Pelham Planning Board will hold its second public hearing to discuss zoning amendments proposed for the 2018 Town Meeting.  This second public hearing shall take place on January 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Pelham Municipal Center, 6 Village Green, Pelham, New Hampshire.  The proposed amendments are described as follows:



1.        DRAFT changes to the Pelham Zoning Ordinance, Article IX Elderly Housing;


           Adds the following requirement to section 307-51, Requirements for complex:


                  G. Each Elderly Housing complex shall provide not less than 10% of the buildable land (as described in 307-52) as open space for use by the residents for outside social and/or recreational purposes and shall be

                  independent from the small areas of land located between units and those areas required for buffer(s).



2.        DRAFT changes to the Pelham Zoning Ordinance, Article IV Residential Conservation Subdivision by Special Permit;


           Amends 307-98, Definitions, and 307-102, Density Offsets to eliminate all criteria for potential density offsets except for the provision of Workforce Housing as defined in 307-98.


           Amends 307-106, General Requirements, C and D, as follows:


                 C. All conservation subdivisions shall be served by a community water system managed by a third-party entity with demonstrated expertise in the management of such water systems. All applicants must demonstrate to

                 the Planning Board’s satisfaction that their Homeowner’s documents prohibit residents from drilling private irrigation wells.


                 D. Roads constructed as part of a conservation subdivision may be private roads at the discretion of the Planning Board.



The full text of all proposed amendments is available from the Planning Department at (the Municipal Center) Town Hall, 6 Village Green during normal business hours and from the Town of Pelham website at on the Planning Department page.







Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jeff Gowan Planning Director 603-635-7811
Jenn Beauregard Planner / Zoning Administrator 603-508-3085
Sandra Dufresne Planning Office Manager 603-508-3086
John Lozowski Code Compliance Officer 603-508-3095