Planning and Zoning Commission /

Inland Wetlands Agency / Aquifer Protection Agency

Manchester has a combined planning and zoning commission. It has also been designated the Inland Wetlands Agency and the Aquifer Protection Agency. This means that a property owner or developer can obtain all of the necessary land use approvals from one body, creating a coordinated, streamlined process.

Planning Commission

Prepare and adopt the plan of conservation and development; review and make recommendations on proposed municipal improvements; establish regulations for subdivision of land; hear and decide on applications for the subdivision of land.

Zoning Commission

Establish zoning districts and regulations; provide for the manner of enforcement of regulations; hear and decide on site plans, special exceptions or special permits for development.

Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency

Adopt wetlands/watercourse boundaries and regulations; hear and decide on applications for work involving regulated activities in wetlands or watercourses; hear and decide on petitions to change regulations or boundaries.

Aquifer Protection Agency

Adopt and implement regulations to protect Manchester's groundwater supply; inventory and register existing regulated facilities in Aquifer Protection Areas; hear and decide on applications for new regulated activities.

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