Legal Notices

Planning Board Public Hearings

The follwoing application types require a formal public hearing before the Planning Board:

  • Special Permits
  • Special Permit & Site Plan Approval (joint application when required by the Grafton Zoning By-Law)
  • Site Plans
  • Definitive Plans
  • Scenic Roads
  • Proposed Zoning By-Law Changes
  • Proposed Zoning Map Changes

Massachusetts General Law (MGL Chapter 40A) requires two week public notice for each such hearing as follows:

Section 11. In all cases where notice of a public hearing is required notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or town once in each of two successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than fourteen days before the day of the hearing and by posting such notice in a conspicuous place in the city or town hall for a period of not less than fourteen days before the day of such hearing. 

Public hearing notices for the Grafton Planning Board are typically advertised in the Grafton News unless there are extenuating circumstances that require advertising in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Listed below are links to the current public notices for upcoming hearings.  These hearings will be listed on the Planning Board Agenda for the date indicated in the notice.  

For more information about the Planning Board including Meeting Materials, News & Announcements, Ongoing Projects and Public Hearing Comment forms, CLICK HERE.