Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for conducting hearings, and making rulings on applications for subdivisions and boundary line adjustments. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining the following documents: (click to download pdf)

Subdivision Regulations
Zoning Regulations
Nelson Master Plan

The Planning Board meets on the second Thursday of the month, usually in the Town Office (Brick Schoolhouse), but sometimes in the Town Hall if there is a public hearing scheduled. As there are occasional exceptions to the scheduled meeting time, please call the Town Office at 603-847-0047 during town office business hours (see info on left) if you are planning to attend a meeting to confirm the time, and to indicate if you have a matter to be put on the agenda.

The Planning Board


Eric Sandberg, chair – term expires 2015
Mike LeDoux – term expires 2015
David Bower – term expires 2017
Donna Kidd – term expires 2016


Clerk: Karen Castelli

Other online resources relative to planning and zoning:

Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC)

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES)

New Hampshire Local Government Center (NHLGA)

New Hampshire RSA’s (Revised Statutes Annotated)

NH RSA’s  – specific to Planning and Zoning

NH Office of Energy and Planning

NH Office of Energy and Planning – State Data Center (Census and other data)


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Nelson Town Hall : Masters of Scottish Song

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Summer Solstice Celebration

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New Hampshire Downloadable Books and Magazines

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2013 Winter Holiday Hours

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