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Planning Board

Meeting Schedule


Wentworth Town Offices
P.O. Box 2
7 Atwell Hill Road
Wentworth NH 03282


Planning meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Town Office building. In cases of Federal holidays falling on the first Monday of the month, the Planning Board will meet on the second Monday of the month.

Upcoming Schedule

Board Members

  • John Meade, Chairperson
    Term expires 2027
  • Duane Brown, Vice Chairperson
    Term expires 2025
  • Linda Franz, Secretary
    Term expires 2026
  • Omer C. Ahern, Jr., Member
    Term expires 2025
  • Palmer Koelb, Member (appointed)
  • Sonia Scheller, Member
    Term expires 2026
  • Phil Chandonnet, Member (appointed)
  • Arnie Scheller, Select Board Ex-Officio


Subdivision Regulations

The required application forms for major and minor subdivisions, lot line adjustments and voluntary mergers may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant during regular business hours or download the PDF version below.

Planning Board Subdivision Regulations
This document requires Adobe Acrobat 888 KB

Master Plan

Survey Results

On Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm the Wentworth Planning Board hosted a public meeting at the Wentworth Elementary School. June and Olin Garneau of MAPS, our master plan consultant, presented the answers to the Master Plan survey questionnaire. The PowerPoint presentation is here as a PDF.

This is a non-binding document and any change to Town regulations would happen through a warrant article at Town Meeting.

Master Plan Survey Results This document requires Adobe Acrobat 2.8 MB

2023 Proposed Master Plan

On February 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm the Planning Board presented the recently finished Master Plan to the Select Board.

A copy of the draft is listed below.

Master Plan 2023 (Draft) This document requires Adobe Acrobat 7.68 MB

February 27, 2023 meeting minutes This document requires Adobe Acrobat 76 KB


About the Planning Process

The Town of Wentworth does not have zoning.

The Town of Wentworth does enforce Federal FEMA floodplain regulations and subdivision regulations. Subdivision regulations include but are not limited to a requirement for newly created lots to be one acre or larger in size and a limitation of a single dwelling per lot. An exception for Detached Accessory Dwelling Units exists, but requires prior approval from the Planning Board to avoid the requirement to subdivide. Subdivision regulations are publicly available for free on the Town website.

Subdivisions and driveway installations at new subdivisions require prior approval by the Planning Board. However, driveway permits are the responsibility of the Select Board on Town roads, and the State on State Highways.

FEMA floodplain regulations are enforced. These regulations are fully incorporated in the Subdivision regulations for the Town. Please review these regulations and refer to them to understand their role in new construction and subdivision within the Town.

Applications for subdivisions and for review of Detached Accessory Dwelling Units are available at the Town Office Building during normal business hours and during Select Board and Planning Board meetings.

Applications for driveway permits are available at the Town Office Building during normal business hours and during Select Board meetings. The Planning Board cannot support an application for a driveway permit.

All septic installations require the septic designer to be licensed by the State of New Hampshire. Design plans for a septic system for any occupied dwelling should be submitted to the Wentworth Select Board for review. The Planning Board does not approve Septic Designs, but may require review of them before approving a subdivision or Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit. Board approved plans should then be submitted to the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH. for their stamp of approval and certification of installation.

Planning Board Minutes

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"NP" stands for "non-public minutes."







Archived Planning Board Minutes