, Derry, New Hampshire

August 22, 2013

Updated master plan ready to read

Town master plan will be available soon

By Julie Huss

---- — LONDONDERRY — As the town received the official Woodmont Commons master plan recently, another updated plan is also ready for residents to read.

The town’s newest master plan is printed — all 221 pages —and will be available at town locations and for sale.

Back in March, Planning Board members approved the final updated document, the first update of the master plan since 2004.

The new master plan project began in 2011 under the watchful eyes of a steering committee put in place and including residents, town officials, and representatives from other town boards and groups.

The committee worked to make the upgraded version dealing with specific principles for Londonderry, including where people in town want to go and grow in the years ahead. That includes zoning, infrastructure, education, green space, business, economic development, recreation and historical integrity.

Steering Committee Chairman Leitha Reilly said earlier the project received a lot of positive feedback from the community.

She said she was proud of the document, but nothing in writing is set in stone.

“This is a playbook, not a script,” Reilly said earlier this year. “There is a character to this town and people feel Londonderry has this unique quality about it. We tried to capture that.”

Town planner Cynthia May said the new master plan is now bound and ready to go. She will do research on how much to charge for the document so residents may purchase their own copy.

“I’m guessing it may be about $15,” May said. “For what it is, that’s a pretty good price.”