, Kingston, NH

September 5, 2013

Master Plan Updates

Carriage Towne News

---- — EXETER – How are transportation, housing issues and economic development affecting southeastern New Hampshire for the better or worse? What about how we use the land and natural resources, protect historic and cultural resources, or deal with climate change and energy? Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking public input through a series of regional conversations on these topics that affect the future of the region. This input will help the development of the RPC’s regional master plan update.

The RPC is required to prepare and adopt a regional master plan according to state law RSA 36. The plan, which is advisory in nature, establishes a set of goals, findings and recommendations about future development in the region, and serve as a resource document for communities when developing their local master plans.

All community members are encouraged to attend one or more of the regional conversations listed below. The events are free and registration is requested. To register or for more information, visit the project website or call (603)778-0885.

Topics: Transportation, Economic Development and Housing

• September 9 (Monday) - Epping Town Hall (6:00 to 8:00 pm)

• September 23 (Monday) - Plaistow Public Library (6:00 to 8:00 pm)

• September 25 (Wednesday) - Portsmouth Public Library (6:00 to 8:00 pm)

Topics: Land Use, Natural Resources, Energy & Climate Change, and Cultural & Historic Resources

• October 7 (Monday) - Seabrook Library (5:30 to 7:45 pm)

• October 10 (Thursday) - Brentwood Community Center (6:00 to 8:30 pm)

• October 23 (Wednesday) - Hampstead Town Hall (6:00 to 8:30 pm)

These events are part of a statewide effort to update all regional master plans under the Granite State Future project. Additional information about the regional master plan update is available at and information for the statewide Granite State Future project is available at