Master Plan Advisory Committee (MPAC)
Master Planning is the foundation of community planning, it is a long range, comprehensive statement of public policy developed through an interactive public process. The Master Plan provides Pepperell's Boards and Commissions with the tools to ensure that their decisions and planning are based on an established set of goals and policies to provide for smart, sustainable, long-term growth and development of our community.
Massachusetts General Law, MGL Part 1, Title VII Chapter 41, Section 81D, requires Planning Boards in each town to develop and maintain a master planning document. Master Plans are required to include, but are not limited to, the following elements:
- Land Use
- Economic Development
- Natural & Cultural Resources
- Open Space and Recreation
- Services & Facilities
- Circulation (Transportation)
- Implementation Program
The Master Plan Advisory Committee works under the general guidance and direction of the Planning Board, the process is guided by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), our regional planning agency. Based on data, review, analysis and experience provided by NMCOG, the MPAC develops or updates recommendations to the Master Plan and then the committee forwards the draft plan to the Planning Board for final approval.
The MPAC is currently in the process of revising the 2007-2016 Comprehensive Plan Update. Completion is scheduled by January 2020.
Meeting & Contact Info:
The MPAC typically meets on the second Thursday of each month, agendas are posted in advance and the public is encouraged to attend. There are also several public visioning sessions held throughout the process. The Master Plan Committee can be contacted at:
Current Action Items
Master Plan Information & Updates
- Massachusetts Sustainable Development Principles
- Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant Program RFR
- Pepperell Master Plan Land Use and Zoning technical paper
- Pepperell Land Use and Zoning Discussion Questions