Planning Board

The Ashfield Planning Board's main areas of responsibilities are:

  • Administration of the Sub-Division Regulations, reviewing applications for sub-divisions, reviewing ANRs (Approval Not Required).
  • Reviewing applications for Special Permits. Uses requiring a special permit are listed in the Zoning Bylaws, section VII.
  • Drafting new by-laws or modifications to existing by-laws and bringing these to a Town Meeting for a vote.

The Planning Board is a five-member elected board.

The zoning bylaws were last amended on December 17th in 2018.  This version of the bylaws document's "table of content" is a draft since it has not been approved at a town meeting.


Name Title Term
Alan Rice Chair 2025
Rick Chandler Clerk 2022
Robert Cherdack   2024
Ken Miller   2021
Jane Shaney   2023
Alexis Fedorjaczenko Administrative Assistant  


The Planning Board generally meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall main floor office meeting room.  Please contact the Board Chair at to request to be added to the meeting agenda.  

Minutes & Agendas

Current and past Planning Board agendas and minutes can be found by clicking here. 

List of Fees

  • ANR (Approval Not Required), $75
  • Special Permit, $150 or 0.005 of construction value (whichever is more)
  • Sub-Division Application, $300


Ashfield Zoning Bylaws (PDF) - This version of the zoning bylaws, its table of content has not be approved at town meeting.  

Other planning board documents if not listed on this page.