The Planning Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers, and advises the Town Council on re-zoning and other development related items.
The Planning Board is also responsible for the final decision (to approve or deny) on major site applications for new development projects, such as new retail uses, restaurants, housing developments or commercial buildings.
The Board helps to ensure proposed development does not adversely impact the health, safety and welfare of Kittery, assuring the protection of the Town's character and providing high quality development. Decisions are based not just on the ordinances, but also include project-specific information such as traffic impact analysis or housing studies. The Planning Board has a direct role in shaping Kittery's development.