Planning Department

The Planning Board is an elected board of five members with an appointed associate member. The Board follows procedures outlined in state statutes and local regulations and bylaws to govern the subdivision and development of property in the Town of Pepperell. The Board will maintain and from time to time update or amend the Protective Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations. Additionally, the Board will keep a current Master Plan, a basic planning tool that guides the future pattern of land use, provision of services, and community elements such as affordable housing, open space and recreation, and transportation.

The Subdivision Control Law was accepted by the town on September 1, 1957. The first zoning bylaw to establish dimensional controls for building lots was adopted in 1958. The current Master Plan was done in 2007 and will expire in 2016. A Housing Production Plan to guide the community needs for affordable housing was updated in 2014.

The Planning Board typically meets twice a month at 7:00pm on Monday evenings at the Town Hall. Agendas and minutes are posted on this website.

Current Board Members: 


Chairman - George E. Clark

Clerk - Albert W. Patenaude

NMCOG Rep - Michael M. Dapcic

Member - Richard C. McHugh, Jr.

Member - Charles P. Walkovich

Assoc. Member - (VACANT)

The Town of Pepperell Planning Board is looking for a motivated resident to serve as the Associate Member. The Associate Member is called upon by the Chairman to act upon special permit applications in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest on the part of any member of the Board at the public hearing or in the event of a vacancy on the Board. The Associate Member is appointed annually at a joint meeting of the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen by majority vote of the members present. 

For more information please contact the Planning Administrator at 978-433-0336 or