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General Responsibilities and Duties

The Planning Board consists of five members elected by the residents of the town for overlapping five year terms. The responsibilities of the Planning Board encompass the overall planning for the use of land and resources within the town.

These responsibilities include activities such as acting as the Permit Granting Authority, reviewing and approving Subdivision Plans, and reviewing all preliminary and definitive plan submittals; accepting ANR (Approval Not Required) Plans. In additional, this board has the responsibility of developing various long-term planning tools for the community such as Zoning By-Law, Rules and Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, and other similar documents that used by town to help guide and manage growth.



The Planning Board is an elected, voluntary Town Board.

We have no office hours.

Public meetings are every  First and Third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.

Please make your inquiries to our email:
or call (413) 535-6068 (after 4:00PM).

Agenda items must be submitted Thursdays prior to the meeting by 4:00 p.m.

Documents and Applications

Subdivision Checklist

Checklists of materials required to be submitted:


Zoning By-Laws

Contacting the Planning Board


Mailing Address:
Planning Board
Town Hall Suite 7
210 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073

Members of the Planning Board

Position Name Term Expires
Chair Paul Diemand 2024
  Paul Furgal 2022
  Dan LaValley 2025
  Cindy Palmer 2023
  Sarah Stine 2026

Links of Interest

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission