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.
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.
To read more, please click the link below the photo at right.