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Updated 8/23/22
AS OF JULY 5, 2022, OUR NEW HOURS OF OPERATION WILL BE:

MONDAY - THURSDAY 8 am - 4:30 pm
FRIDAY 8 am to 1 pm


SWANSEA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
We are beginning to update the Comprehensive Plan (aka the Master Plan), which was last updated in 2003.  The Plan serves as a roadmap for the next 10 years for topics such as Economic Development, Transportation, Housing, Land Use, Natural and Cultural Resources, Open Space, Town Facilities and Sustainability.  Goals will be set within this document as well as implementation items related to those goals.  Please click here for more information about the Plan.   

And check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SwanseaComprehensivePlan

And finally, we have a project website setup where more detailed information about past plans and existing conditions are outlined.  We encourage you to explore and become involved!
https://srpedd.org/comprehensive-planning/community-master-plans/swansea-comprehensive-plan/

SRPEDD RTP Survey Moving Forward 2050

The RTP concerns every community in our region, and it is important that we get feedback from each community and your residents on the state of transportation in the region.  

The link to the survey is directly below.

https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/c7c07110fa1742a3908cee50cad2d35b


Staff Contacts 
Name
John P. Hansen Jr., AICP, Town Planner
Karen Lomas, Senior Clerk

Board Members 

Name Title Year Term Ends
Scott N. Adams Chairman  2023
Tim Cabral Vice Chairman  2025
Jonathan Carreiro Clerk  2026
Paul Waple    2027
Steven Bogle    2023

Hours of Operation:
As of July 5th, 2022, our new hours will be:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Phone:
508-674-5731  x6
Address:
Town Hall Annex
68 Stevens Rd
Swansea, MA 02777
United States 

2/1/21 - NEW PROCEDURES REGARDING APPLICATIONS & FEES:

APPLICATIONS FOR SUBDIVISIONS, SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND FORM A's (APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED) SHOULD BE BROUGHT  TO THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE TO BE DATE STAMPED AND THEN BROUGHT TO THE PLANNING OFFICE ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED FEES.  PLEASE CONTACT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR THE ACCURATE FEE.  ALSO, PLEASE SEND US ELECTRONIC PLANS/REPORTS ALONG WITH ONE HARD COPY OF THE PLAN.
See map: Google Maps
Frequently Asked Questions

What are the submission dates for posting items on the agenda?

What are the submission dates for posting items on the agenda?
7 days:  Form A's (Approval not Required); surety, discussion items & other miscellaneous items 
21 days: Site plans 
30 days: Special permits; OSRD (Open Space Residential Design);  Hammerhead applications and Subdivision applications
When are the Planning Board meetings held?  The first and third Monday of the month
What is the location and time of the Planning Board Meetings? 
Police Headquarters, 1700 GAR Hwy at 6:30 pm
Minimum Lot Requirements
Frontage: 
Shall be 150 feet or more but not less than 150 ft
Minimum Lot Size (MLS):  30,000 sq ft/60,000 ft for the American Aquifer District
If the frontage and MLS requirements are not met, the applicant must submit an application to the Zoning Board of Appeals found at the Town Clerk's office.