This handbook is designed to serve as an introduction to the organization, powers, duties and procedures of planning boards in New Hampshire. It is a resource to acquaint board members and other interested persons with the basic responsibilities of the planning board and to suggest procedures by which the work of the board can be carried out in a fair and effective manner.
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The Planning Board in New Hampshire - A Handbook for Local Officials - November 2016 (updated information shown in red text)
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NH Office of Energy and Planning
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