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Planning & Zoning
The primary role of the Planning & Zoning Department is to build consensus among Bedford citizens and businesses on the future direction of our community and to incorporate these guidelines into planning documents for use by the land use boards and commissions of the town.  The Master Plan is updated once every ten years through an extensive input at community meetings.  The Zoning Ordinance and the Land Development Control Regulations are periodically revised to implement the goals outlined in the Master Plan.  The staff strives to balance the rights of individual property owners with the public interest to ensure livable neighborhoods, a range of shopping and cultural opportunities, ample public facilities and a healthy economic base.  

Some functions of the Planning and Zoning Department include:
  • Review of all residential and commercial development proposals,
  • Staff support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission and Conservation Commission,
  • Crafting revisions to town ordinances and regulations for approval by the Planning Board and/or town ballot vote,
  • Investigation and prosecution of zoning complaints.  
  • Information regarding all land use board applications can be found using links on agendas posted on the Town of Bedford's home page.  To access the land use meeting agendas, click on the  meeting agendas link below this gray block, select the board and agenda date of interest and then click on the blue Google Maps link shown on each agenda for an interactive map showing all of the parcel locations, application materials, site plans, staff reports, photos and other pertinent information.  
  • Please feel free to contact the Planning staff with any questions.
  • Announcement: The Bedford Pedestrian & Bicycle Connectivity Master Plan was awarded "2014 PLAN OF THE YEAR" by the American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter.  The Northern New England Chapter consists of the states of Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire.

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Contact:
, Planning Director
, Assistant Planning Director
, Planner I
, Land Use Executive Assistant
Address:
24 North Amherst Road,   
Bedford ,NH 03110 
Phone:
603 -472-5243
Fax:
603 -472-4573
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Town of Bedford
Bedford Town Offices   24 North Amherst Road, Bedford, NH 03110      Phone: (603) 472-5242
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