Antrim to fight for control of subdivisions
Board member Martha Pinello said Antrim is in a unique situation because it is only the fourth town in the state to deal with developers building a wind farm, and it is the first of those towns that has specific land-use planning ordinances.
The subdivision proposed by Antrim Wind Energy, a subsidiary of Eolian Renewable Energy, does not meet the regulations the planning board requires.
July 18, 2012
by Kaitlin Mulhere
in Keene Sentinel
ANTRIM - The town's planning board does not agree that a state panel has the jurisdiction to subdivide land on Tuttle Hill for a proposed wind farm.
Board members say determining land use regulations in Antrim is their job, and if the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee rules otherwise, it could create a loophole around town ordinances across the state in the future.
Board members decided Tuesday to have an attorney write a brief supporting the board's opinion - that the planning board has the sole authority over subdivisions in Antrim - citing previous legal cases. The board also voted not to exceed... [continue via Web link]