I have read and have been emailed about some Land Use issues and there is some misunderstanding on a few important matters.
I will preface this by stating that any issues regarding planning and zoning can be directed to our very capable Office of Development Services.
So. to clarify, firstly, the Dollar General store is proposed for across Rt 25 near Blake Road. The Family Dollar had proposed a new store next to Tedeschi's, but the developer long ago withdrew. To my knowledge, nothing is in the works for that property.
Secondly, the Planning Board is an independent, elected body, and is not under the control of the BoS. Among it's duties is to review and approve subdivisions, site plans, prepare amendments to the zoning ordinance, and hold the necessary public hearings on proposed or petitioned amendments to the zoning ordinance. The Planning Board is also responsible to develop a Master Plan.
Again, the BoS have no legal authority over these matters. NH DOT on the other hand has a lot of authority about what happens on its roads. Rt 25 is such a road. The Planning Board can request that certain conditions be in place when property is developed off Rt. 25, but the NH DOT has the final say. Curb cuts, turning lanes, etc are all in the hands of the DOT on their roadways.