Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for conducting hearings, and making rulings on applications for subdivisions and boundary line adjustments. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining the following documents: (click to download pdf)


Subdivision Regulations

Nelson Zoning Ordinance 2022 pdf

Previous Zoning Ordinances:
2017 Amended Zoning Ordinances

Nelson Master Plan


The Planning Board meets on the second Thursday of the month, usually in the Town Office (Brick Schoolhouse), but sometimes in the Town Hall if there is a public hearing scheduled. As there are occasional exceptions to the scheduled meeting time, please call the Town Office at 603-847-0047 during town office business hours (see info on left) if you are planning to attend a meeting to confirm the time, and to indicate if you have a matter to be put on the agenda.

The Planning Board


John Wengler, chair – term expires 2025

David Bower………….. – term expires 2024
Michael French……… – term expires 2026

Ethan McBrien……….. – term expires 2024

Michael Ezell……………. – alternate

Michael Blaudschun… – Selectmen’s Representative

Clerk: Karen Castelli

Other online resources relative to planning and zoning:

Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC)

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES)

New Hampshire Local Government Center (NHLGA)

New Hampshire RSA’s (Revised Statutes Annotated)

NH RSA’s  – specific to Planning and Zoning

NH Office of Energy and Planning

NH Office of Energy and Planning – State Data Center (Census and other data)