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Fax: 603-778-9183


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.

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News & Notices

New Planning Board Member Training - 5/11 in Brentwood. Come learn about the roles and responsibilities of Planning Boards in New Hampshire on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:30 until 9:00 at the Brentwood Community Center. For more information or to register visit the Resources page.

Call for Summer Interns - 2 Positions Available. Applications are due by 4/18/17. For details please visit the Employment page.

Hayden & Quinlan Awards for 2017 - Nominations due 4/24. For details and the nomination form visit the News page.

Coordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plan for Southeast NH Region: Comment period until 4/12/17. See notice and Draft Plan.

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.

Sign up for RPC's newsletter below! To view the current issue or past issues visit the 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.

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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