For at least fifty years communities throughout the Strafford region, as well as the entire southeastern portion of the state, had been experiencing unprecedented growth pressures. They saw the effects of this growth in the form of changing landscapes, development, traffic congestion, increased student enrollment as well as expansion of municipal services and infrastructure. Now, over the last decade, with the recession and the changes it brought to in-migration and our own issues related to an aging population, communities must now prepare for challenges associated with slowing growth
It is an exciting time to plan for the future......
SRPC's professional staff work with municipalities, non-profits, citizens and other partner agencies to understand the context of their concerns, issues, questions and to develop the data, processes, and products that lead them toward local solutions that can be implemented with sometimes limited resources.
Citizens and professional planners are working to keep up with their timely review of applications, and seldom have the time or the staff to undertake long range planning efforts. SRPC provides staff support with cost effective, professional services ranging from plan review to master plan development and updates, from zoning ordinance and regulation revisions to data collection and spatial analytics.
• Office hours for meeting with applicants and concerned citizens
• Site plan and subdivision application review
• Preparation of staff summaries and recommendations
• Attendance at planning board meetings.
• Updates or the addition of new chapters to address specific areas of emerging interest or concern, such as emergency management, energy efficiency, demographics, broadband, economic development and housing.
• Master plane map sets
Training is available in the form of workshops, webinars, online communications for land use boards
• Technical reports on specific land use and environmental issues these boards may face.
Zoning ordinance and regulation revisions are essential to keep pace with changes to state and federal regulations and to respond to changes in technology with respect to stormwater management, water quality protection, resource management, and changes in local and regional land use and development patterns.
Other Assistance Available through SRPC
SRPC provides planning and technical assistance to member communities through our grant partnerships with various state and federal agencies. Assistance is available for specific ordinance and regulation development and planning initiatives relating to water quality, land conservation and open space, and resource protection.
Two SRPC Communties Win Top Planning Awards
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504