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Planning Board Members (term expires)
John Furman, Chair (2012)
Paul Diemand, Vice Chair (2014)
Jean Christy, Clerk (2013)
James Labrie (2014)
Keith Locke (2015)

Mailing Address:
Town Hall
210 College Highway
P.O. Box 155
Southampton, MA 01073

Telephone, Fax & Email
413-478-7246 John Furman, Chair
Email: planningboard@town.southampton.ma.us


The Planning Board Meetings are open to the public and are held usually on the first and the third Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the New Town Hall, unless posted otherwise. If you are interested in a particular item, you may want to call the Town Clerk's office to confirm that a discussion or public hearing is scheduled.

General Responsibilites and Duties

The Planning board consists of five members elected by the residents of the town for overlapping five year terms. The responsibilities of the Planning Board encompass the overall planning ofor the use of land and resources within the town.

These responsibilities include activities such as acting as the Permit Granting Authority, reviewing and approving Subdivision Plans, and reviewing all preliminary and definitive plan submittals; accepting ANR (Approval Not Required) Plans. In additional, this board has the responsibility of developing various long-term planning tools for the community such as Zoning By-Law, Rules and Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, and other similar documents that used by town to help guide and manage growth.

Links of Interest
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Documents and Applications
Planning Board Policies and Procedures
Accessory Apartment Special Permit Application
Common Driveway Special Permit Application
Municipal Zoning Map

Visit the Southampton Master Planning Committee Links

Community Survey

Southampton Master Plan Website

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Upcoming Events
Thursday, September 18
    • 6:30 pm : Public Safety Bldg Comm - Town Hall
    • 6:30 pm : Board of Water Commissioners - Town Garage
Friday, September 19
    • Town Hall Closed
Monday, September 22
    • 7:00 pm : Con-Com - 1st fl mtg rm
Tuesday, September 23
    • 6:00 pm : Various Town Offices Opened
    • 6:30 pm : Park Commission - Conant Park Pavilion-weather per
    • 7:00 pm : Zoning Board 2nd fl. Meeting RM T.H
Wednesday, September 24
    • 6:00 pm : S'ton School Comm - Norris Library
    • 6:30 pm : Public Safety Bldg Comm - Town Hall
Friday, September 26
    • Town Hall Closed
Saturday, September 27
    • 10:00 am : Drug Take Back - Town Hall Parking Lot
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