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final portfolio....d - When I attended a Planning Board...

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When I attended a Planning Board meeting the only questions the board had trouble answering were ones concerning recommendations for Sunderland. When I did ask all I really got was blank stares and shrugged shoulders. They seemed very frustrated and fed up, and really just waiting for a miracle to happen. Because of the 40b plan the town doesn’t have a very big say in the decision making process. The state is monitoring what is going on in the town with the intention to help Sunderland work up to its full potential. Although the Planning Board wasn’t a huge help with recommendations, there are many recommendations Sunderland has made to provide for a beneficial future. Sunderland is going through a depression and has had to deal with many situations that have helped them plan for the future. Because of how rough everything has recently been, the town is going to do everything they can to prevent it from happening again. To provide for a healthier environment and to make sure that land is being conserved, it is Sunderland’s goal to use natural resources wisely and to protect land and ecosystems . By keeping unwanted development out and by not allowing development on wetlands and other natural resources Sunderland will be able keep its beauty and make sure for a healthy future. The biggest problem right now is the lack of diversity in types of housing available in the town. Sunderland has 0.4% affordable housing and needs at least 10% to be a successful community. This is why the town also recommended to expand housing opportunities and to advance equity. These are two big factors that will support the construction of homes for all incomes and will provide development
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENVIRDES 574 taught by Professor Markhamin during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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