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The RPC is requesting new transportation projects from our regional planning partners. Applications are due by 3/3/2017 - For more information visit the Project Solicitation and Selection page.


Welcome to the Rockingham Planning Commission

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.

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News & Notices

2017-2020 TIP Amendment #1: A 10-day public comment period for the Amendments begins Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 and concludes on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday March 8th, 2017, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Stratham Town Hall (10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham). The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP. The full legal notice and project tables can be found on the TIP Amendments webpage.

MS4 Stormwater Permit Released with 7/1/18 Effective Date. The permit and detail can be found on EPA's NH Small MS4 General Permit webpage.

RPC 2017 Legislative Activity. RPC's legislative policies, legislative tracking chart and letters of testimony being submitted during the 2017 Legislative Session are available on the Legislative Policy Committee page.

2016 Annual List of Obligated Projects: The MPO has published the annual listing of projects that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have committed to reimbursing a share of the cost of implementation. The full 2016 listing as well as additional information can be found on the Annual List of Obligated Projects page.

Long Range Transportation Plan and State Ten Year Plan Project Solicitation. The RPC is soliciting transportation project ideas from communities and other regional planning partners. Applications for new projects must be returned by March 3rd, 2017 to be considered in this round. Additional information and the project application form are available on the Project Solicitation & Selection page.

NHOEP Release 2016-2017 Zoning Amendment Calendars for traditional and official ballot ("SB2") towns with March and May town meetings. The calendars are available in the NHOEP Resource Library.

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Current Projects

Setting SAIL RPC has partnered with the NH Coastal Program and other regional organizations on the New Hampshire Setting SAIL project to support municipal efforts to adopt climate adaptation strategies, improve community resilience to coastal flooding, protect public health and safety, and increase awareness of coastal flood risks. Specifically, the Setting SAIL project will provide support for municipal implementation of recommendations from the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (CRHC) final report Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation (2016). Stay tuned for Save the Date invitations for a 3/23 workshop for Great Bay municipalities and an 4/13 workshop for Atlantic coast municipalities

The Climate Risk in the Seacoast (C-RiSe) Assessing Vulnerability of Municipal Assets and Resources to Climate Change is 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.


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