New definition of Wetlands in Portsmouth Zoning Ordinance Adopted

The Portsmouth City Council adopted changes to the city’s Zoning Ordinance, which will go into effect this Friday.  The changes include changing the definition of wetlands to include smaller areas. According to an article that appeared in today’s   Seacoast online,  “changing from 21,780 square feet (a half acre) to 10,000 square feet —approximately the size of two basketball courts — will mean more property owners will be required to receive a conditional use permit to make changes to their property inside the wetland buffer. That process requires review of the Conservation Commission and ultimate approval of the Planning Board.”

Read the full article on Seacoast Online.


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