Planning Department & Planning Board

2024 Meeting Dates

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The Planning Department provides a wide range of services and supports the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Conservation Commission.  

If you would like to be added to an agenda, please contact the Planning Department.  Our agenda closes the Wednesday prior to each meeting at 12:00 Noon.  


The Planning Board reviews applications for approvals under the Zoning Bylaw and Subdivision Regulations. This includes Site Plan Review and/or Special Permits for commercial developments, Subdivision Approvals, and endorsement of ANR Plans (plans depicting new lot lines on existing streets). The Planning Board is also responsible for long-range land use planning for Town of Leicester, including implementation of the Leicester Master Plan.

Planning Board members and staff are committed to serving the needs of the public. To accommodate those who can't visit during regular office hours, most Planning Board information is available by phone, mail, or email. Regular members of the Planning Board are elected to 3 year terms.  The Associate member is appointed annually by the Planning Board.

Planning Department News

Planning Board Public Hearings for Town Meeting Articles

Article 20: Amendment of the Zoning Map
Public Hearing Tuesday April 16, 2024
Public Hearing Notice
Existing Zoning Map
Proposed Zoning Map
List of Affected Parcels

Article 21: Amend Sections 5.5 and 3.2.02 of the Zoning Bylaws to add Mixed Use, Horizontal Mix to the HB-1 District
Public Hearing: Tuesday April 16, 2024
Public Hearing Notice
Proposed Amendment

Article 22: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Bylaw
Public Hearing: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Public Hearing Notice
Proposed Bylaw


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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kristen Jacobsen Town Planner 508-892-7007
Lisa Westwell Department Assistant (DIS) 508-892-7007

Joshua Campbell

Chair, Economic Development Liaison


James Reinke



Sharon Nist

Clerk, Capital Improvement Liaison


Anthony Escobar

Member, CMPRC Liaison


Lee Dykas



Christopher Clark

Alternate Member