Type's of Applications and the review period for each
(All Applications Require the Posting of a Framingham Planning Board Yellow Project Notification Sign for 5-Days on the Property Prior to Submitting an Application)
Approval Not Required (ANR)
Once this application has been deemed complete by the Planning Board Administrator and has been stamped in with the Town Clerk's office, a 21 day review/approval/denial window starts. This 21 day window includes weekends and holidays. The Planning Board then schedules the review of this application during a Planning Board meeting. This is not considered a public hearing and therefore does not warrant public comment unless otherwise decided by the Planning Board chair. ANR applications are required to show frontage and access for buildable lots in order to potentially recieve approval. An extension of time for review may be given but must be granted by the applicant. The Planning Board may not simply extend the period of review without the consent of the applicant.
Site Plan Review, Special Permit and Public Way Access Permit
These applications are typically tied in to one another and are submitted together for Planning Board review. Once the application has been submitted to the Planning Board office, Staff has 10 days to review the application for completeness. Once this has been achieved, Staff will advertise the application in the MetroWest Daily News twice, no less than 14 and 7 days before the first scheduled Public Hearing. Staff will also mail out the filed legal notice to abutters, Town Meeting Members within the proposed projects precinct as well as the Seven abutting Municipalities. This is considered a Public Hearing and therefore any interested members of the public may comment on the project during the Public Hearing when the comment portion of the Public Hearing has begun.
Definitive Subdivision Plans
If a Definitive Subdivision Application is submitted within 7 months of a Preliminary Subdivision Application, the Planning Board has 90 days to render a decision. If the Planning Board does not render a decision within the 90 day window the Application receives Constructive Approval and may move forward without any review, approval or input from the Planning Board. If no Preliminary Subdivision Application was submitted prior to the submission of a Definitive Subdivision Application then the Planning Board has 180 days to render a decision. An extension of time for review may be given in both cases but must be granted by the applicant. The Planning Board may not simply extend the period of review without the consent of the applicant.