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NH Broadband Conference May 16, 2014
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Prevailing Wage Seminar
Peterborough Safe Routes to School Travel Plans
New Ipswich Tax Map Updates
2014 Annual Drinking Water Source Protection Workshop
20th Annual OEP Spring Planning and Zoning Conference
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NEW INFORMATION:

The Southwest Region Broadband Plan

SWRPC presented a draft of the Southwest Region Broadband Plan at a public forum held on September 25, 2013.  We are looking for public input on the draft document.  Please send your questions and comments to Tara Germond (tgermond [at] swrpc.org) or Steve Waleryszak (swaleryszak [at] swrpc.org).

Ten Year Plan Project Information - Updates and more information about the plan.

SWRPC Ten Year Plan Recommendations

Visit our new "Greater Keene Air Quality Outreach Campaign" page

Upcoming Events
Apr. 22 The Southwest Region Planning Commission's Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the SWRPC office at 37 Ashuelot St. in Keene, NH.
May 7 The Southwest Region Planning Commission's Brownfields Advisory Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the SWRPC office at 37 Ashuelot St. in Keene, NH.
May 20 The Southwest Region Planning Commission's Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the SWRPC office at 37 Ashuelot St. in Keene, NH.
Additional Items of Interest

The 20th Annual OEP Spring Planning and Zoning Conference will be held on May 3, 2014 at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH.   Topics will include: planning board basics; plan reading; ZBA decision making process; local policies for new demographics; legal update; agriculture, agritourism and land use controls; preservation planning; and other topics.  The cost is $60 per person which includes full conference participation and lunch.   The deadline to register is April 25th.  To register, and for additional conference details, please click here or contact Michele Zydel at 271-2155.

Save the Date for the NH Broadband Conference on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. For more information, click here.

The Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference takes place May 19-21, 2014 in Manchester, NH.  The first two days of the event are about Building Resilient Communities.  This event is co-sponsored by Antioch University New England and the Environmental Protection Agency.  To register and for more information, click here.

The NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program needs your help! Take the Broadband Access Survey and Speed Test to help identify homes and businesses that are un-served and underserved for high speed internet. Info

For additional NH planning events, see the NH Office of Energy and Planning Events Calendar.
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Welcome to the Southwest Region Planning Commission Homepage.  SWRPC is one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire established under RSA 36.  Our region covers a 35-town area in Cheshire, western Hillsborough, and Sullivan Counties.

 

Our Mission:
"To work in partnership with the communities of the Southwest Region to promote sound decision-making for the conservation and effective management of natural, cultural and economic resources."

 


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The Commission employs a staff of eight full-time professionals who possess a diverse range of planning related background and experience.  Please have a look around our web site and feel free to contact us for additional information and to discuss how we can assist you.

 

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT

Guiding Change, The Southwest Region at the Beginning of the 21st Century
Guiding Change represents the updated regional plan for Southwest NH and covers eleven topic areas particularly relevant to community and regional planning, providing background statements, anticipated changes and policy guidance for each element.

Southwest Region Transportation Plan
The Regional Transportation Plan Update presents policy and technical information relevant to local, regional, and state activity for the planning and management of the transportation system.

Southwest Region Housing Trends & Conditions
The Southwest Region Housing Trends and Conditions report presents 1) a brief discussion of housing as a community development issue, including an overview of housing-related information at the national, state, regional and municipal levels, and 2) an array of data and statistics relevant to housing and prevailing socioeconomic conditions in the Southwest Region

Southwest Region Housing Needs Assessment
This report presents 1) a brief discussion of housing as a community development issue, including an overview of housing-related information at the national, state, regional and municipal levels, and 2) an array of data and statistics relevant to housing and prevailing socioeconomic conditions in the Southwest Region. The Planning Commission provides this report for use by local officials and others with interests in housing in the Southwest Region.

 

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