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Opinion: Sabbathday Shores site plan changes should not be approved

New Gloucester resident John Salisbury writes:

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. the New Gloucester Planning Board will consider a request from Sabbathday Shores developer Allen Hamilton to change its approved subdivision plan.  The plan was originally approved as an “Open Space Subdivision” under the Town zoning ordinance.  An “Open Space Subdivision” as defined in the zoning ordinance is one where “… the principal purposes of conserving portions of the open space is the protection of natural resources such as wetlands, aquifers, steep slopes, wildlife and plant habitats, and stream corridors, open space uses in those portions may be limited to those which are no more intensive than passive recreation.” (underlined word provides emphasis). Continue reading