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.

Click here for more information about Bylaws.


Name Title Term
Rick Chandler Chair 2027
Robert Cherdack   2024
Amy Klippenstein   2028
Kenneth Miller   2026
Alan Rice Clerk 2025


The Planning Board generally meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:15 PM. Agendas are posted on the online calendar on this website. 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 per new lot created
  • Special Permit, $150 or 0.005 of construction value (whichever is more)
  • Sub-Division Application, $300


Other planning board documents and forms if not listed on this page.


To view Special Permit applications, view the Planning Board folder under "Documents".