This photo, taken in September 2017, shows a previously wooded lot on Jerusalem Road that was recently clear cut, including all vegetation and an estimated 30-40 mature trees.
An important issue to be addressed:
The August 2017 Land Alteration Management Bylaw is a general bylaw that promotes sound planning and responsible land development. Its intent is to limit clear cutting of trees and the extreme modification of undeveloped lots that have no man-made structures.
If a party wants to develop a lot to 1) add a building, 2) regrade, 3) remove rock ledge above two feet or 4) clear and reduce the ground vegetation and trees down to 2 inches or less, he or she will have to obtain a Site Alteration Permit from the Planning Board.
This law would help to protect Cohasset's environment, beauty and traditional character. If you would like to see land protection laws passed in our town, please contact Cohasset selectmen.