Planning Board FAQs

How soon can I get my application on the Planning Board agenda?

The Planning Department's deadline is approximately 5 1/2 weeks prior to the regularly scheduled Planning Board meetings (see Meeting Dates and Deadlines). This allows the Planning staff time to certify the application as complete, the Town’s Engineer and staff to review the application to ensure it meets basic standards, and following this review, adequate time for providing notice of the Public Hearing as required by Code.

Who is notified of Public Hearings scheduled for the Planning Board?

The Gorham Land Use and Development Code requires that public notices be mailed to the developer and owner(s) and to the occupants of properties adjoining such subdivision, private way or site plan.  Property owners shall be considered to be the parties listed by the Assessing Department as those against whom taxes are assessed. Failure of any property owner to receive a notice of public hearing shall not necessitate another public hearing and shall not invalidate a Planning Board action.