Applications & Fees

The Planning Board performs long range, comprehensive plans, reviews development proposals from the planning stage to the road construction, and drafts local land use regulations.

The Planning Board has developed an Abutter’s Guide to the Development Review Process (PDF) to explain what the abutter to a proposed development can expect.

Types of Review

The specific types of review performed by the Planning Board are as follows:

The Planning Board reviews all Special Permit requests submitted to the Board of Appeals and makes recommendations to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). The Board also makes recommendations for changes to the Boxborough Zoning Bylaw (PDF) based on the long-range plans or planning studies. Changes to the Zoning Bylaw require a two-thirds-majority vote at town meeting to pass.

Regulations for Plan Review

The Board drafts regulations for plan review including: