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Sandwich Site-Plan Review  

SITE-PLAN-REVIEW REGULATIONS

TOWN OF SANDWICH

AMENDED AUGUST 6 , 1997 
AMENDED APRIL 5, 2001 
AMENDED DECEMBER 5, 2002 
AMENDED APRIL 1, 2004
AMENDED JANUARY 3, 2013
AMENDED JANUARY 7, 2014
AMENDED MAY 5, 2016

160-1  AUTHORITY

160-2  PURPOSE

160-3  GENERAL PROVISIONS

160-4  RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER CODES AND ORDINANCES

160-5  DEFINTIONS

160-6  APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

160-7  REQUIREMENTS FOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL

160-8  PROCEDURE FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW

160-9  PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICES FACILITIES

160-10  WAIVERS AND APPEALS

AMENDMENTS  

SITE PLAN REVIEW REGULATIONS 
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Planning Board of the Town of Sandwich 5-19-1983; amended 11-1-1989; 6-14-1990; 8-6-1997. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 160-1.  Authority. 
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Sandwich Planning Board by the voters of the Town of Sandwich by vote of the Town Meeting, March 9, 1982, and in accordance with the provisions of New Hampshire RSA 674:43 as amended, the Planning Board adopts the following regulations governing the review and approval of site plans for the development or change or expansion of use of tracts for nonresidential uses, for residential cluster developments, or for multiple-unit residential developments of more than two units.

§ 160-2.  Purpose. 
The purpose of these Site Plan Review Regulations is to protect the public health, safety and welfare; to ensure the adequacy of traffic and public safety equipment access, circulation, and parking; to ensure the provision of adequate buffers, landscaping and screening to protect adjoining properties against detrimental or offensive uses on the site, including but not limited to unsightly or obnoxious appearance, smoke, and noise; to protect against adverse environmental impacts from a proposed development, including inadequate disposal or storage of sewage, refuse and other wastes, and inadequate surface drainage; and to reasonably minimize the projected demands for Town facilities, services, schools and public ways. The Planning Board may exercise its broadest discretion to assure that the site usage is compatible with the stated objectives of the Master Plan of the Town.

§ 160-3.  General provisions. 
A. Title. These regulations shall be known and cited as: "Site Plan Review Regulations of the Town of Sandwich, NH." 
B. Jurisdiction. These regulations shall pertain to all land within the boundaries of the Town of Sandwich and shall be in effect from the time of their adoption by the Sandwich Planning Board. 
C. Administration. The Planning Board of the Town of Sandwich shall administer these regulations. They shall be enforced by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Sandwich or by their duly authorized agent. 
D. Penalties. Any owner, or agent of the owner of any building or development who commences site development for construction, or actual construction, without site plan approval may be enjoined by the Town through its counsel or other official designated by its Selectmen; and after such owner, or agent of the owner, no later than one year after the site plan is rejected by the Planning Board, shall restore the property to its condition prior to the time of such site development for construction or actual construction. If such property is not restored within said one year, a penalty not to exceed $100 shall be imposed upon the owner or agent of the owner for each day beyond said one year that the property is not restored.

§ 160-4.  Relationship to other codes and ordinances. 
These Site Plan Review Regulations in no way relieve the developer or his/her agent from compliance with the Zoning Ordinance,  Subdivision Regulations  or any other ordinance which pertains to the proposed development. The Planning Board may conditionally approve a site plan subject to receipt of other town, state, or federal permits related to the site plan, such as but not limited to, variance, special exception, steep slopes, driveway permit, and excavation permit. No building permit will be issued until approval of the site plan is granted by the Board.

§ 160-5.  Definitions. All definitions are contained in the Zoning Ordinance, Article I, Section 150-5. [Amended 05/05/16]

§ 160-6.  Application requirements. 
A. An application shall be filed with the Administrative Secretary of the Planning Board or designated agent at least 24 days prior to a regularly scheduled public meeting of the Board. Ten copies of the original application and ten copies of an 11” x 17” copy of any plats shall also be submitted. [Amended 9-1-11 & 01/07/14]

B. Application contents sufficient to meet the requirements to initiate formal review shall include an application form completely filled in and signed by all property owners including a description of the project, an abutter list, fees, agent form as appropriate, and waivers if requested. If the Board finds that the application is not complete, the application will not be accepted and formal review will not occur. The Board will notify the applicant in writing of the denial of acceptance and include a list of deficiencies. [Amended 01/-07-2014] 

C. An application shall contain the followingrequirements sufficient to involve Board deliberationand approval or disapproval. Failure to provide all information necessary for the Board to make a determination on the application may result in the application being continued until all information is submitted.

(1) Site plan drawing specifications: 
  (a) Four copies of the plan and other drawings to be provided. 
  (b) Maximum sheet size, 24 inches by 36 inches with one-half- to one-inch border   on three sides and two-inch on the left. 
  (c) Scale: not to exceed 50 feet per inch unless permission is granted by the   Board. 
  (d) Title block in lower right corner giving name and location of development,   scale, contour intervals and names, official seals and signatures of licensed   designer(s) and land surveyor(s). 
  (e) Approval block for use by the Board. 
  (f) North point (magnetic north and declination) and a locus map. 
  (g) Date of survey, date(s) of revision(s) and superseding notice. 
  (h) Otherwise in accordance with directions issued from time to time by the   Register of Deeds of Carroll County. 

(2) Lot description: 
  (a) Bearings and distances of the parcel boundaries. 
  (b) Topography with no greater than five-foot contour intervals. At major construction sites contour intervals should be no more than two feet. 
  (c) Location and name(s) of street(s). 
  (d) Distance in feet from corner of lot to nearest street intersection. 
  (e) Boundaries of existing natural features (rivers, lakes, intermittent runoffs,   wetlands, ledges, etc.) within 200 feet of the developed portion. 
  (f) Vegetative cover of area (wooded or cleared). 
  (g) Any important specimen trees. 
  (h) All existing improvements, utilities, easements and rights-of-way within 50   feet of the site boundaries and 100 feet from front corners on state and Town   highways and 100 feet from right-of-way lines. 
  (i) Soil types. If the proposed uses and/or the density of development warrant   extraordinary attention to water and waste disposal, a HISS may be required. 

(3) Proposed site details. 
  (a) Planned roads showing: 
  [1] Length of radii of curves to center line. 
  [2] Length of interior radii at curves and junctions. 
  [3] Planned road width (shoulder to shoulder), including typical cross     section and profile. 
  [4] Access: drives and openings off service road or highway. 
  [5] Names of new streets which are subject to Board approval.

  (b) Parking area: location with overall dimensions, parking method (parallel or   angle), capacity, curbing, type of surface and drainage. 

  (c) Structures and special facilities: 
  [1] Location, to scale. 
  [2] Proposed finished grade elevation at foundation. 
  [3] Building floor plans and elevations. 
  [4] Lighting or power poles. 

  (d) Finished contours: changes in grade indicated by dashed contour lines. 

  (e) Location of proposed and existing water lines, wells, sewage lines, sewage   systems, surface drainage system, and utility lines, including location of source,   tanks, drains, size of pipe, poles, and sewage disposal fields, service areas,   loading area; location of existing fire hydrants and water sources for fire   protection. 

  (f) Limit of lawn areas, location and type of landscape planting, existing trees to   remain and the like.  

  (g) Location of walks, fences and screening. 

  (h) Location of signs, lights. 

(4) Additional material or information required: 
  (a) For on-lot sewage systems: Department of Environmental Services approval   for construction. 
  (b) Driveway permit from state or Town Highway Department. 
  (c) Sight distance at entrance from 10 feet off edge of pavement. 
  (d) Dredge and fill and/or site-specific permit if required. 
  (e) Utility easements. A layout indicating how the site will be served by electric,   telephone and any other public utility must be provided. If the utility company(s)   requires an easement to provide service, no final approval shall be granted by the   Board until such easements are secured. If no easements are required, a letter of   intent to provide service from the utility company(s) must accompany the application. 

D. Preliminary Consultations. The Board may provide for preliminary consultation and review upon application as long as this consultation is limited to discussions of proposals in conceptual form only and in such general terms as the desirability of types of development and proposals under the Comprehensive Master Plan. Such discussion may occur without the necessity of giving formal public notice, but such discussions may occur only at formal meetings of the Board.

§ 160-7.  Other Requirements for site plan approval. 
A. Adequate traffic access, circulation, and parking are provided to ensure the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. Criteria for such a determination shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: 

(1) Access to public streets meet the requirements of the NH Department of Public Works and Highways and/or the Town of Sandwich; 

(2) It is expected that shoppers, employees, and/or residents will require access to sidewalks running from the street side to the establishment(s). Sidewalks shall be provided for pedestrian traffic to provide connection between the main entrances of business, housing, or industrial establishments and parking areas; 

(3) Sufficient off-street parking for the vehicles of employees, customers and/or residents so that no parking is forced onto public streets. For all nonresidential uses 200 square feet of parking area shall be provided for every two employees. In addition, commercial uses shall be provided with at least two square feet of parking space for every square foot of public floor area to be used for business; restaurants shall be provided with at least one parking space of 200 feet square feet for each three seats; hotels and similar uses shall be provided with at least 200 square feet of parking space for every two persons to be accommodated on the premises. Single-family dwellings and multiple-unit residential developments shall provide for each unit at least two indoor or outdoor parking spaces of at least 200 square feet each. Requirements for institutional or other uses not specified above shall be determined by the Board on a case-by-case basis; [Amended 4-1-2004] 

(4) Sufficient off-street loading and/or unloading space is provided, including off-street areas for maneuvering of anticipated trucks, or other vehicles. Maneuvers for parking and/or loading or unloading must not take place on a public street; 

(5) Access, parking, and loading areas constructed to minimize dust, runoff and erosion conditions that would have a detrimental effect of on abutting properties; 

(6) Access for fire and rescue equipment. 

B. Adequate buffers, landscaping, and screening to protect adjoining properties against any possible detrimental or offensive uses on site, including, but not limited to, obnoxious appearance, smoke and noise. Criteria for such a determination shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: 

(1) Sufficient buffer strips to reduce noise and provide privacy between proposed development and abutting residential areas. Buffer strips shall contain vegetation to screen site from abutting residential uses during winter months; 

(2) Adequate landscaping between site and public highways or streets; 

(3) Adequate interior landscaping in large parking areas (over two double rows); 

(4) Litter (garbage) storage and collection areas fenced and/or screened by vegetation; 

(5) Outdoor lighting which does not glare on abutting properties or on public highways or streets. 

C. Adequate measures to protect against adverse environmental impacts. Criteria for such a determination include, but are not limited to, the following: 
(1) Sewage disposal and water supply systems designed to meet the regulations of the NH Department of Environmental Services and/or the Town of Sandwich; 
(2) If the proposed development is located within a flood-hazard area, adequate measures to minimize flood damage to structures, public utilities, and septic systems located on the site; 

(3) Adequate provisions for safe storage of hazardous materials and/or waste to protect against environmental pollution, negative effects on neighboring properties and danger to users or residents of the site; 

(4) Adequate provisions for surface drainage. 

D. Commercial wireless communication towers. Adequate provisions to prevent unreasonable interference with the view from any private dwelling, public park, natural scenic vista, historic building or district or major view corridor. 

E. Any other adequate provisions, which the Planning Board deems necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare. [Amended 4-1-2004]

F. State of NH Fire Code Review

For any new or change of use in a commercial building, or a change from a residence into a commercial or public use, a review and approval of the plans as they pertain to the State of NH Fire Code shall be required and performed by the Sandwich Fire Department.

§ 160-8.  Procedure for site plan review. 
A. Preliminary Consultation discussion. An applicant may appear before the Planning Board to discuss the proposed development in a manner consistent with § 160-6D preceding. 
B. Filing and submission of application. 

(1) The application shall be filed with the Administrative Secretary of the Planning Board (or a designated agent) at least twenty-four (24) days prior to a scheduled public meeting of the Board. 

(2) The application shall be formally submitted to and accepted by the Board within thrity (30) days of receipt only at such scheduled public meeting after due notification to applicant, abutters, and the general public of the date the completed application will be submitted and received by the Board. An application filed by the applicant determined to be incomplete will not be formally accepted by the Board.

C. Board action on accepted application. The Board shall begin formal review of the completed application upon acceptance and shall act to approve or disapprove the application within sixty-five (65) days after its acceptance. Extensions may be granted per RSA 676:4I(f).

D. Public hearing. The Board, before initiating formal review and action on the completed application, shall hold a public hearing to provide an opportunity for public testimony relative to the presumed consequences of the proposed development. Such hearings may take place at a regular or special meeting of the Board and may be the same meeting at which the application is formally accepted. At the hearing, the applicant, any abutter, or any person with a direct interest in the matter may testify in person or in writing. Other persons may testify, subject to Board approval at the hearing. The applicant and all abutters shall be notified of the hearing by a certified letter, stating the time and place of such hearing, and a general description of the proposal and its location, mailed at least 10 days before the date fixed for the hearing. Hearing notice to the general public shall also be given at the same time by posting in a public place in the Town and/or by publication in a newspaper of general circulation therein. For any public hearing on the application, the same notice as required for notice of submission of the application shall be given. If the notice of public hearing has been included in the notice of submission or any prior notice, additional notice of the public hearing is not required, nor shall additional notice be required of an adjourned session of a hearing with proper notice if the date, time, and place of the adjourned session was made known at the prior hearing. Applications may be disapproved by the Board without public hearing on the grounds of failure of the applicant to supply items required by these regulations as specified in § 160-6 B. [Amended 01-07-14]

E. Performance Security. The Planning Board may require that a performance security, the amount of which shall be determined by the Board, be posted by the applicant and held by the Town until the Board is satisfied that all conditions of the site plan approval and any other pertinent zoning ordinance, subdivision regulation and building regulation requirements have been met. The amount of the performance security shall be based upon an engineer's cost estimate of the necessary improvements. The Board may require a review, at the applicant's expense, by a registered professional engineer of the submitted plans and cost estimate. The performance security shall not be released until the Board certifies completion of the required improvements in accordance with the site plan approved by the Board. [Amended 1-3-2013]

F. Approval of the site plan shall be certified by written endorsement of the site plan signed by the Chairman of the Planning Board. The Board may transmit a copy of the site plan with such approval endorsed in writing thereon together with required fees to the Register of Deeds of Carroll County. The applicant shall be responsible for the payment of recording fees. Should the approval be subject to conditions not apparent on the face of the site plan, such conditions shall be recorded as well with reference made to such recording on the face of the plat. In case of disapproval of any application submitted to the Board, the grounds for such disapproval shall be stated in the minutes of the Board meeting at which it was disapproved. Written notice of the decision specifying the reasons for the disapproval shall be sent to the applicant within five (5) business days of the decision. 

G. Statute of limitations. Planning Board approval of a site plan shall be valid for one year from date of approval.

§ 160-9.  Personal wireless service facilities. [Added 4-5-2001] 
A. Additional application submission requirements for all personal wireless service facilities: 
(1) General filing requirements. 
  (a) A copy of the carrier's license from the FCC proving that it is eligible to   deploy its systems in this geographical area and that this deployment falls under   the jurisdiction of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996; or a copy of its   contract with a person with such a license, and a copy of that license. 
  (b) A written statement signed by the landowner and carrier that the lease between   the carrier and the landowner of the subject property contains the following   provision: 
  [1] Landowner or carrier can enter into leases with other carriers for co-    location. 
  (c) A written and signed statement from the landowner and applicant that he/she   agrees that the Town may enter the subject property to obtain radio frequency   radiation (RFR) measurements, to ensure conformance with the FCC guidelines,   and to obtain noise measurements, all at the expense of the applicant, but not   necessarily accompanied by, the applicant and/or landowner. 
  (d) The applicant will bear the costs of regional notification as per RSA 12-K:7.

(2) Location plan filing requirements. 
  (a) A map showing the other existing personal wire service facilities (PWSF),   both active and inactive, in the Town and outside the Town within 20 miles of its   corporate limits. 
  (b) A Town-wide map that shows all existing and reasonably foreseen or   contemplated PWSF operated by the carrier in the Town. 
  (c) Proof by the carrier of adequate comprehensive general public liability insurance for the proposed PWSF that provides coverage for damage or injury to   persons or property caused by the carrier or its facility. 
  (d) Upon request, a description of why less visually intrusive alternatives for this   PWSF were not proposed. 

(3) Site plans for all personal wireless service facilities shall indicate: 
  (a) Outlines of all existing buildings, including their purpose (e.g., residential   buildings, garages, accessory structures, etc.), on the subject property and within   300 feet from the subject property boundary on abutting properties. 
  (b) Proposed location of antenna(s), mount(s), and equipment shelter(s). 
  (c) Proposed security barrier, indicating type and extent as well as point of   controlled entry. 
  (d) The proposed lease area for the PWSF. 
  (e) The location of all roads, public and private, on the subject property, including   driveways proposed to serve the PWSF and the type of surface proposed for the   driveway. 
  (f) Distances, at grade, from the proposed PWSF to each building shown on the   site plan. 
  (g) All proposed changes to the existing property, including but not limited to   grading, vegetation removal, and temporary or permanent roads and driveways. 
  (h) Representations, dimensioned and to scale, of the proposed mount(s),   antennas, materials used to reduce visual impact, equipment shelters, cable runs,   parking areas and any other construction or development attendant to the PWSF. 

B. Additional site plan submission requirements for ground-mounted personal wireless service facilities. Excluding the reconstruction of existing facilities, the following shall be shown on a site plan for all ground-mounted PWSF, in addition to those items listed under Site Plan Review Regulations: 

(1) Average tree canopy height within a one-hundred-fifty-foot perimeter of the mount, security barrier, or designated clear area for access to equipment, whichever is greatest. 

(2) Any proposed landscape easement that includes the bearings and distances of the easement and general conditions of the easement. 

C. Design submittal standards for all personal wireless service facilities. 
(1) Brochures. Equipment brochures for the proposed PWSF, such as manufacturer's specifications or annotated trade journal reprints, shall be provided for the antennas, mounts, materials used to reduce visual impact, equipment shelters, and cables as well as cable runs, and security barriers. 

(2) Materials. Materials of the proposed PWSF shall be specified by generic type and specific treatment (e.g., anodized aluminum, stained wood, painted fiberglass, etc.). These specifications shall be provided for the antennas, mounts, materials used to reduce visual impact, equipment shelters, cables as well as cable runs, and security barriers, if any. 

(3) Colors. Colors of the proposed PWSF will be represented by a color board showing the actual colors proposed. Colors shall be provided for the antennas, mounts, materials used to reduce visual impact, equipment shelters, cables as well as cable runs, and security barriers, if any. In addition, color photographs of similar equipment should be provided. 

(4) Dimensions. Dimensions of the PWSF specified for all three directions, height, width and breadth, shall be provided for the antennas, mounts, materials used to reduce visual impact, equipment shelters, cables as well as cable runs, and security barriers, if any. 

(5) Photographs. The appearance of the proposed PWSF will be shown by at least two photographic super-impositions of the PWSF within the subject property. The photographic super-impositions shall be provided for the antennas, mounts, materials used to reduce visual impact, equipment shelters, cables as well as cable runs, and security barriers, if any, for the total height, width and breadth of the proposed PWSF. 

(6) Lighting. If lighting of the site is proposed, the applicant shall submit a manufacturer's computer-generated, point-to-point printout, indicating the horizontal footcandle levels at grade within the property to be developed and 25 feet beyond the property lines. The printout shall indicate the locations and types of luminaries proposed. 

(7) Co-location. Carriers shall share PWSF and sites where feasible and appropriate, thereby reducing the number of PWSF that are stand-alone facilities. 
  (a) All applicants for site plan review for a PWSF shall demonstrate a good-faith   effort to co-locate with other carriers, including contact with all other carriers for   PWSF operating in the Town of Sandwich or in adjoining or nearby jurisdictions. 
  (b) If the applicant intends to co-locate or to permit co-location, drawings and   studies showing the appearance and operation of the PWSF with maximum co-  location shall be provided. 
  (c) If the Planning Board approves co-location for a PWSF site, the site plan shall indicate how many facilities and of what type shall be permitted on that site.   Facilities specified in the site plan approval shall require no further zoning   approval, but shall require a building permit. However, the addition of any   facilities not specified in the approved site plan shall require a new site plan. 

(8) Climbing apparatus. All climbing apparatus shall be secure from unauthorized use. 

D. Noise standards for all personal wireless service facilities. The applicant shall provide a statement listing the existing and maximum future projected measurements of noise from the proposed PWSF, measured in decibels Ldn (logarithmic scale, accounting for greater sensitivity at night). Such statement shall be certified and signed by an acoustical engineer, stating that noise measurements are accurate and shall include the following: 
(1) Existing, or ambient: the measurements of existing noise. 

(2) Existing, plus the proposed PWSF: maximum estimate of noise from the proposed PWSF plus the existing noise environment. 

(3) Existing, plus the proposed PWSF plus cumulative: maximum estimate of noise from the proposed PWSF plus the maximum estimate of noise from the total addition of co-located PWSF plus the existing noise environment. 

E. Radio frequency radiation (RFR) for all personal wireless facilities: The applicant shall provide a signed and stamped certificate by an RF engineer stating that the maximum radio frequency radiation of the PWSF and the cumulative RFR of any existing PWSF at the site will not exceed the FCC guidelines. The FCC guidelines shall be incorporated as part of this certification. 

F. Environmental filing requirements for all personal wireless service facilities. 
(1) The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) applies to all applications for   PWSF. NEPA is administered by the FCC via procedures adopted as Subpart 1, Section 1.1301 et seq. (47 CFR Ch. I). The FCC requires that an environmental assessment (EA) be filed with the FCC prior to beginning operations for any PWSF proposed in or involving any of the following: 
  (a) Wilderness area. 
  (b) Wildlife preserve. 
  (c) Threatened or endangered species. 
  (d) Historical site. 
  (e) Native American religious site. 
  (f) Floodplain. 
  (g) Wetland. 
  (h) High-intensity white lights in residential neighborhoods. 
  (i) Excessive radio frequency radiation exposure. 

(2) At the time of application, an EA that meets FCC requirements shall be submitted to the Town for each PWSF site that requires such an EA to be submitted to the FCC. In addition, a letter of concurrence substantiating the finding of the applicant for each of NEPA checklist items shall accompany the site plan application. 

(3) The applicant shall list the location, type, and amount (including trace elements) of any materials proposed for use within the PWSF that are considered hazardous by the federal, state, or county government, or by the Town of Sandwich. 

G. Structural standards for ground-mounted personal wireless service facilities, excluding reconstruction of existing facilities: The applicant shall provide a report prepared by an independent licensed professional structural engineer describing the facility and specifying the maximum number and types of antennas the facility is designed to accommodate. The report shall bear the seal of the engineer who prepared the report. 

H. Visibility standards for ground-mounted personal wireless service facilities, excluding reconstruction of existing facilities: 
(1) Sight lines: Lines representing the sight line showing the viewpoint (point from which view is taken) and visible point (point being viewed) shall be provided, as described below: 

  (a) Existing ("before" condition) photographs. Each sight line shall be illustrated   on four-inch-by-six-inch or larger color photograph of what can currently be seen   from any public road or residential building identified above. 
  (b) Balloon test. Within 14 days of the acceptance of the site plan application by   the Planning Board, the applicant shall arrange for a balloon or crane test at the proposed PWSF site to illustrate the height of the proposed facility. The date, time   and location of such test shall be advertised in the Meredith News at least 10 days   prior to the test, and the test must be left in place for a minimum of two days (48   hours). 
  (c) Proposed ("after" condition) photographs. Each of the existing condition   photographs shall have the proposed PWSF superimposed on it to show what will   be seen from public roads and residences if the proposed PWSF is built. 

(2) Elevations: siting elevations, or views at-grade from the north, south, east and west for a fifty-foot radius around the proposed PWSF plus from all existing public and private roads that serve the property. Elevations shall be at either one-quarter-inch-equals-one-foot or one-eighth-inch-equals-one-foot scale, and show the following: 
  (a) Antennas, mounts, materials used to reduce visual impact, and equipment   shelter(s), with total elevation dimensions and height above ground level (AGL)   of the highest point. [Amended 4-1-2004] 
  (b) Security barrier. If the security barrier will block views of the PWSF, the   barrier drawing shall be cut away to show the view behind the barrier. 
  (c) Any and all structures on the subject property. 
  (d) Existing trees and shrubs at current height and proposed trees and shrubs at   proposed height at time of installation, with approximate elevations dimensioned. 
  (e) Grade changes, or cuts and fills, to be shown as original grade and new grade   line, with two-foot contours above mean sea level. 

I. Modifications to personal wireless service facilities: A modification of a PWSF is considered equivalent to an application for a new PWSF and requires a site plan review when any of the following events apply: 
(1) The applicant and/or co-applicant wants to alter the terms of the site plan by changing the PWSF in one or more of the following ways: 
  (a) Change in the number of facilities permitted on the site; or 
  (b) Change in technology used for the PWSF that will affect the visible elements of the facility, or that would alter the amount(s) and/or type(s) of hazardous materials used at the facility. 

(2) The applicant and/or co-applicant wants to add any exterior visible equipment or additional height not specified in the approved site plan.

§ 160-10.  Waivers and appeals. 
A. Waivers. The Board may waive specific requirements of these regulations if the Board finds, by majority vote, that (1) strict conformity would pose an unnecessary hardship to the applicant and waiver would not be contrary to the spirit and intent of the regulations; or (2) specific circumstances relative to the site plan, or conditions of the land in such site plan, indicate that the waiver will properly carry out the spirit and intent of the regulations. The basis for any waiver granted by the Board shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board.
B. Appeals. Any persons aggrieved by any decision of the Board concerning a plat or site plan may appeal in accordance with RSA 677:15.

3-9-1982  Planning Board authorized by Town Meeting to develop and issue Site Plan Review Regulations 
5-19-1983  Site Plan Review Regulations adopted 
11-1-1989  Regulations reviewed and amended 
6-14-1990  Amended 
8-6-1997  Amended 
4-5-2001  160-9  Personal wireless services facilities regulations added 
12-5-2002  160-6B  Home occupation regulations added; contents of completed application amended 
4-1-2004  160-5, 160-7, 160-9  Approval of codification of Site Plan Review Regulations, including amendments to various definitions; site plan approval requirements; and personal wireless services requirements

1-3-2013    160-5, Definitions. 160-8.E.  Performance Bond.  To be consistent with language in the Zoning Ordinance.

1-7-2014  160-4 Clarify the relationship of the site plan regulations to other codes and ordinances; 160-5 amend the definition of Parking Space to be consistent with the regulations; 160-6, 160-7, and 160-8 Clarify the application requirements and process; 160-10 clarify the language to be consistent with state statutes

05-05-16  Moved Definitions to the Zoning Ordinance; Added review of commercial development by the Sandwich Fire Department for Life Safety Codes

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