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.
News & Notices
Accessory Dwelling Workshop - 9/29 at 7:00 at the Exeter Public Library - On June 1, 2017, the new state law regulating Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) goes into effect and many communities’ current regulations will no longer be valid. RPC is hosting a workshop for municipal officials to help communities understand and comply with the new law. The workshop will feature speakers from NH Municipal Association, NH Housing Finance Authority and RPC staff. The workshop is free, but registration is requested. (Workshop flyer is available here.) To register, and for additional resources about ADU, visit the ADU page.
2016 Household Hazardous Waste Day for the Towns of Exeter, Stratham Newfields, East Kingston, Epping, Seabrook and South Hampton. The collection has a new date, Saturday, October 15th,from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., at the Exeter Public Works Garage. A flyer detailing the collection is available here. For additional information about HHW or questions contact Roxanne Rines or call the RPC at 778-0885.
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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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.