The Lakes Region Planning Commission after a required public hearing per RSA 36:47 ("A public hearing shall be held by the regional planning commission with 30 days' notice published in all newspapers of general circulation in the region, and shall state where the document can be viewed, the time and place of the public hearing, and shall allow for written comments") approved the Lakes Region Plan which was distributed to member communities in August.
The document was provided as a brief executive summary, a 40 page summary and a full 700+ page complete report. All documents can be found here on the LRPC web site.
It was emphasized on numerous occasions that this is an advisory document and does not contain any requirements to alter local control of planning and zoning. There were just a few comments from the public and commissioners. My comment was that the report contains a lot of very good information regarding the changing demographics and the struggles we are dealing with in Moultonboro as we embark on a new master plan and vision for the village.
One thing that was made clear to those in attendance was to look at the graphs and trends. The region is changing and we cannot ignore it.