Town of Hampton Master Plan
On February 15, 2023, the Planning Board adopted a comprehensive update of the Town of Hampton Master Plan, replacing the previous outdated and unmanageable document. This new Master Plan is the result of over three years of hard work, led by a dedicated Master Plan Steering Committee that guided frequent and extensive public outreach and engagement opportunities throughout the planning process. A Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC) will be established to ensure the new plan is properly utilized.
Project Background - Master Plan Update
During the first phase of the project (which concluded in March of 2021), the Master Plan Steering Committee sought input on the Vision and Coastal Management portions of the plan. The Vision states the values and ideals that will guide the Master Plan. Coastal Management refers to the actions taken to keep the coast’s natural environment, built environment, quality of life, and economic prosperity in balance; it includes resilience - the ability to thrive in a changing climate.
Phase I of the Master Plan update was funded, in part, by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program. Milone and MacBroom were the consultants for the first phase.
The second phase of the project (which concluded with plan adoption on February 15, 2023) expanded upon the Phase I work, and involved a long overdue comprehensive update of the Town's Master Plan. This new Master Plan will help to guide future development, infrastructure improvements, natural resource protection, and other land use related issues. Resilience Planning and Design were the consultants for the second phase.
Phase II of the Master Plan update has been funded as a result of a favorable vote on Article 10 at the March 10, 2020 Town Meeting. Resilience Planning and Design were the consultants for the second phase.
Summary of the public outreach and engagement efforts conducted for this project.
Hampton Master Plan Website
We are in the process of transitioning from the website created specifically for the Master Plan project to a new Master Plan web page that will be routinely updated as we advance into the plan implementation phase. Please stay tuned for future updates!
The Master Plan project website (while it remains active)
How to Get Involved
A Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC) has been formed to facilitate and recommend implementation steps relating to the Master Plan action items. A subcommittee of the Hampton Planning Board, the Implementation Committee will help the Board ensure that Our Town, Our Future remains an active tool for the long-range planning, conservation, and orderly growth of the community.
Please check back for future updates!