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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-seven 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.

News & Notices

State Ten Year Transportation Plan Public Hearings Schedule

GACIT Hearings are being held around the State.


The schedule for the Governor's Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) public hearings on the draft Ten Year Plan has been released. Regional hearings include Kingston (9/18) and Hampton (10/16) however there will also be hearings in nearby Londonderry (9/14), Newmarket (10/12), and Dover (10/15). The full schedule is on the NHDOT Ten Year Plan website.

Public Comment Period on RPC Title VI/Non-Discrimination Plan


The RPC MPO announces its intention to adopt an updated Title VI/Non-Discrimination Plan. A 15-day public comment period begins Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and concludes Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Download Draft Document.

Public Comment Period on RPC MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

September 8, 2017 - October 11, 2017


The RPC MPO announces its intent to adopt the 2018-2040 Long Range Transportation Plan for the MPO’s 27-town region. A 30-day public comment period for these documents begins Friday, September 8th, 2017 and concludes with a public hearing to solicit public comment scheduled on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. Download Draft Document.

RPC's New Director Announced


RPC is pleased to announce that it has appointed Timothy Roache of Stratham, NH to be the agency’s next Executive Director beginning August 1. Mr. Roache will be responsible for overall management of the agency and will work with the Commission’s highly experienced staff, its Executive Committee and community representatives on policy and strategic planning initiatives. He will succeed Cliff Sinnott who announced last February that he is retiring at the end of July, after serving as RPC’s Executive Director for nearly 30 years. The full press release is available on RPC's News page.

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.

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