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Mission

It is the mission of the Easton Planning and Zoning Board to promote development which integrates environmental protection and community economic goals and furthers the welfare of people and the community by creating convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient and attractive environments for present and future generations.

 

Applications

As of May 20, 2015 the Easton Planning Department has transitioned to online permitting. ALL applications to the Easton Planning and Zoning Board must now be submitted online. 

Click here to submit a new application. All new applicants must also first REGISTER.Please call the Planning Department at 508-230-0591 for assistance.

Click here to access the public view of current applications.


Meetings and Agenda Items

Minor Zoning Bylaw Amendments for ATM 2017
Planning and Zoning Board Meeting Schedule

Public View- Planning Board Applications
Other Meeting Materials


Members

 Name                                                 Position                                Term Ends:                                  
 Gregory Strange  Chair  June 30, 2017
 Peter Deschenes  Vice Chair  June 30, 2020
 Wayne Benson, Jr.  Member  June 30, 2021
 David Clymens  Member  June 30, 2019
 Deborah Balcarek  Member  June 30, 2018
 Peter Buhl  Alternate Member  June 30, 2018

 

 

Contact Us

The staff contact for the Planning & Zoning Board is the Department of Planning and Community Development. If you need further information or assistance with your permit application, please call 508-230-0630. 
Mail may be addressed to:

 

Planning & Zoning Board
136 Elm Street
North Easton, MA 02356
 

Statutory Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Easton Planning & Zoning Board are clearly defined within Chapters 40A, 40 Section 15C, and 41 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  These sections of the General Law are referred to respectively as the Zoning Act, the Scenic Roads Act, and the Subdivision Control Law.  Within the framework provided by these laws and regulations, the members and staff of the Planning and Zoning Board seeks to manage the growth of the community through promoting development which preserves large tracts of open space, preserves Easton’s remaining rural character and minimizes the long-term operating costs to the town.   Part of this activity involves considering the issuance of special permits for flexible development with uses that respect the land and natural resources of the community.

 

Read more about Roles and Responsibilities of the Planning & Zoning Board or learn more by spending some time with Online Training.