posted on: 2/20/2018

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Climate Adaptation chapter of the Dover Master Plan on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at 7 p.m., at City Hall. This follows a Jan. 9 Planning Board workshop to review the recently completed chapter.

The Climate Adaptation chapter of the Master Plan addresses Dover’s water availability and quality, health and safety, food, energy, infrastructure and natural resources.

In February 2017, the City adopted a Stewardship of Resources chapter of the Master Plan, which called for the creation and adoption of a climate resilience chapter. The Climate Adaptation chapter will serve that purpose. 

Climate Adaptation chapter of Master Plan topic of public hearing

posted on: 2/20/2018

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Climate Adaptation chapter of the Dover Master Plan on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at 7 p.m., at City Hall. This follows a Jan. 9 Planning Board workshop to review the recently completed chapter.

The Climate Adaptation chapter of the Master Plan addresses Dover’s water availability and quality, health and safety, food, energy, infrastructure and natural resources.

In February 2017, the City adopted a Stewardship of Resources chapter of the Master Plan, which called for the creation and adoption of a climate resilience chapter. The Climate Adaptation chapter will serve that purpose.

Development of the Climate Adaptation chapter began in late 2017 with a steering committee of citizen volunteers and staff from the City, Strafford Regional Planning Commission, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Sea Grant. The process has included numerous steering committee meetings and various public outreach and engagement efforts.

“The City of Dover has been on the forefront of addressing climate change from a municipal perspective,” said City Planner Steve Bird. “The development of this chapter is the next logical step to continuing the City’s efforts to be proactive in addressing potential impacts from climate change.”

The Climate Adaptation chapter is available for viewing on the Planning Department’s website at http://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/planning/master-plan/index.html.

Copies are also available at the Planning Department and Public Library.

For more information, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at 603-516-6008.