Planning Board

PLEASE NOTE THAT TOWN HALL IS OPEN AGAIN. 

Our office is staffed and prepared to help you if you need assistance.

We strongly encourage anyone wishing to speak with us in person to call to schedule an appointment (978) 692-5524. 

We also continue to encourage use of remote options for service to help keep you and our staff as safe as possible.   


YOU MAY ALSO REACH OUT TO STAFF VIA E-MAIL - PLEASE REFER TO E-MAIL ADDRESSES NOTED TO THE RIGHT.

To submit comments to the Board, please email rcheney@westfordma.gov.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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All Board meetings will be held remotely until further notice.

Please see Board Agendas for instructions on how to join the next meeting.

Meeting recordings will be available on WestfordCAT (westfordcat.org) two to three days after the meeting date.

About

The 5 volunteer Planning Board members are elected for 5-year terms. The Board has several major functions:

  • To establish planning goals and to prepare plans to implement these goals, which take the form of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws;
  • Administer the Subdivision Control Law, which establishes the process for development of new roads and new housing units;
  • Issue Special Permits in cases such as flood plains, stormwater, signs, scenic roads, etc.;
  • Oversee the Site Plan Review process.

Plans are carefully scrutinized for roadway design, drainage, soil conditions, location of structures, safety, and a host of other criteria to make sure that projects have a positive impact on our community.

The Board normally meets on the first and third Monday of the month, but always check the schedule or the agenda to be sure in case of holidays and such. 

The 2020 Meeting Schedule can be found here

To learn more about the land court decision on Newport Materials Asphalt Plant, click this link to the Newport Materials document webpage.