Rockingham Planning Commission is one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire established by RSA 36:46. The Commission's region consists of twenty-six communities within Rockingham County. Operating as a non-profit local government organization, the Commission serves in an advisory role to local governments in order to promote coordinated planning, orderly growth, efficient land use, transportation access and environmental protection.
Congratulation to Monahan Farms - 2016 RPC Hayden Award Winners! The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) presented the Monahan Farm in East Kingston with the prestigious James Hayden Award at its 2016 annual meeting. The Hayden Award is given to “those in the region who have made significant contributions to their communities and/or the greater region in natural resource conservation and planning”. In presenting the Award to the Walker family, Commission Immediate Past RPC Chairman, Glenn Coppelman, noted that the Walkers are currently working with the Southeast Land Trust to permanently preserve the 28-acre Monahan Farm for generations to come. “It would have been easier to sell the land for development, but the Walkers have a deep commitment to agriculture and the community”, Coppelman said. “Preserving special places like the Monahan Farm is a benefit to all of us.”
The Hayden Award was established in remembrance of Jim Hayden, RPC Commissioner from Newfields and District Conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service) for Rockingham County for many years. He was instrumental in helping to develop many of the essential tools that most towns still use today in land use planning and natural resource protection.
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The Climate Risk in the Seacoast (C-RiSe): Assessing Vulnerability of Municipal Assets and Resources to Climate Changeis a project that will provide Great Bay municipalities with maps and assessments of flood impacts to road and transportation assets, critical facilities and infrastructure, and natural resources associated with projected increases in storm surge, sea level and precipitation. For more details and update about the C-RiSE project please visit the Climate Change - RPC Projects page.
Long Range Transportation Plan Update. The Long Range Transportation Plan serves as the 20+ year transportation planning document for the Rockingham MPO. The Plan contains the region’s goals and specific project proposals through 2040. For more information and project updates visit: Transportation Plan.
Tides to Storms - Now Completed! This project assessed the vulnerability of coastal municipalities and public infrastructure to flooding from expected increases in storm surge and rates of sea-level rise. For more information and project reports and maps visit the Projects page.