Comprehensive Community Plan

The Town of Portsmouth's Comprehensive Community Plan is a large document. Please contact us if you have trouble accessing it.

Subsequent Changes to the Comprehensive Community Plan


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Draft of the New Comprehensive Community Plan for Public Review

Please review the current draft of the proposed Comprehensive Community Plan.

Steps to Approving the Current Draft of the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) 2021

  • The Portsmouth Town Council will hold public hearings, which will be advertised and posted.
    • Public hearings will take place in January (tentatively).  The public will be notified in advance in order to review the plan.
      • Maps are not yet included with the Plan; maps will be provided in a separate glossary.
  • The Town Council officially adopts the draft plan by resolution, incorporating the plan by reference into the Town's code of ordinances.
  • The Division of Statewide Planning conducts a final review and holds a 30-day public comment period prior to their final approval. 

A quote from the draft plan states,

"A successful CCP should achieve the following:

  • Be reflective of the desires and viewpoints of the Town’s residents.
  • Be based upon an accurate inventory of the Town’s resources.
  • Act as a reference document for facts, concepts, goals and actions.
  • Be maintained as a dynamic living document, providing a roadmap for the future of the Town.
  • Be flexible in order to respond to changes in growth pressures, economic forces, environmental conditions and shifts in policy.
  • Provide a means to manage conflict between differing town priorities" (CCP Draft, 2021, pg I-3)