Planning Board



Planning Board

Planning Board applications are accepted inside Town Hall at 8 Maple Street.  Meetings are being held in person upstairs in Town Hall and via Zoom video conferencing but is subject to change.  The Planning Board holds public hearings on the first Thursday of each month.

Gran Smith Road Walk 11-15-20 (2)

The Sandwich Planning Board is appointed by the Board of Selectman to regulate and guide development within the Town so it occurs at an orderly and reasonable rate. The Sandwich Zoning Ordinance and supporting regulations reflect the wishes of the citizenry as expressed through the ballot and the comprehensive Master Plan.

The Planning Board considers proposals by private landowners, the Town, private utilities, and corporations with an aim to balance the rights of private landowners with the needs and wishes of the Sandwich community. The Planning Board also regularly reviews and proposes amendments to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance and regulations.

The Master Plan directs the Planning Board to preserve the scenic beauty and healthfulness of the Town giving particular attention to land use in the vicinity of lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands and steep slopes. This is done to preserve the natural beauty of the land, to preserve recreation lands and wildlife habitat, to maintain property values and to plan for public services.

Planning Board Members:

Ray Cameron
Alixandra Coolidge
Julie Dolan, Recording Secretary
Mary Hillsgrove
Brewster Lee, Chair
Caroline Nesbitt, Selectman
Will Speers

For questions, please contact Susan MacLeod, Land Use Secretary via email at 

Planning Board Application(s)
In order to simplify the application process, the various Planning Board applications have been separated out below by category.  A Planning Board Fee Schedule can be found here.
Planning Board Application - Design Review
Planning Board Application - Subdivision and Boundary Line Adjustment
Planning Board Application - Site Plan Review
Planning Board Application - Excavation Permit
Planning Board Application - Scenic Road Cut
Planning Board Application - Preliminary Consultation

Planning Board Application - All Inclusive

2023 Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

Applications are heard on the first Thursday of each month. Board business is conducted on the third Thursday of each month.


Meeting Date                                 Application Deadline (24 days before)    Tree Cut (30 days)

January 5, 2023                              December 12, 2023                                    Dec. 5, 2023

February 2, 2023                            January 9, 2023                                        January 3, 2023

March 2, 2023                                Feb. 6, 2023                                               January 31, 2023

April 6, 2023                                   March 13, 2023                                           March 7, 2023

May 4, 2023                                    April 10, 2023                                              April 4, 2023

June 1, 2023                                   May 8, 2023                                                May 2, 2023

July 6, 2023                                    June 12, 2023                                             June 6, 2023

August 3, 2023                               July 10, 2023                                              July 5, 2023

September 7, 2023                         August 14, 2023                                         August 8, 2023

October 5, 2023                              September 11, 2023                                  September 5, 2023

November 2, 2023                          October 10, 2023 (Tuesday)                       October 3, 2023

December 7, 2023                          November 14, 2023 (Tuesday)                   October 31, 2023

January 4, 2024                              December 11, 2023                                    December 5, 2023

The Planning Board recently adopted new Rules of Procedure:  You can read them here:

Planning Board Rules of Procedure

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Mailing: PO Box 194, Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Phone:  603-284-7701

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