The West Newbury Planning Board held a public hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, beginning at 7:15 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Hearing Room, Town Office Building, 381 Main Street, West Newbury MA, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 40A, S. 5 to consider amendments to the Zoning Bylaw as follows: Adopt Table of Uses; Amend sections related to: care of animals (5.A.2.c.ii.c); professional home offices (5.A.2.c.iv); rules conflicting with agricultural, educational and child care use exemptions in G.L. Ch. 40A, S. 3 (5.A.3.b, 5.A.3.j & 5.B.2.e); convalescent homes, old age homes & sanitariums (5.A.3.h.); Congregate Housing (S.2 & 5.A.3.i); outdoor retail storage (5.B.1.e); residential units in buildings with commercial enterprises (5.B.2.f); and, properties having rooms for rent (S.2 & 5.A.2.c.iii).
At the conclusion of the hearing, Members recommended to the Town Meeting that it approve the proposal with some modifications. Click HERE for the Modified Zoning Articles. The Board decided to withdraw the proposed Table of Uses and to resubmit it for approval at a future Town Meeting.