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Zoning measures against sprawl on Peterborough Town Meeting ballot
There are 14 proposed zoning amendments, three of which have generated a great deal of discussion and debate.
The proposed zoning regulations would encourage developers of land of 10 acres or more to cluster proposed housing developments and preserve the majority of the land as open space, as opposed to creating large lots.
Vann said this would allow for organic growth in the already dense village center of town and take advantage of existing water, sewer and road infrastructure.
Vann said a petition article crafted by town farmers to support agriculture has also generated a lot of discussion. The Planning Board wants to support local agriculture, but has voted to not recommend the petition article since it is confusing and unenforceable. Vann said Planning Board members have committed to working with the group of farmers to bring a zoning amendment forward next year.
Running for incumbent Joe Byk’s Select Board seat are Tyler Ward and Jack Burnett. Byk is not running for reelection.
Planning Board incumbents Audrey Cass and Vann and longtime zoning board member Loretta Laurenitis are vying for two seats on the Planning Board.
The open session of Town Meeting is planned for 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Town House.
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