Planning Department

The Town Planner is primarily responsible for:

  • General comprehensive and long-range planning efforts
  • Coordination of planning projects and policies related to the implementation of the New Shoreham Comprehensive Plan
  • Reviewing or drafting amendments to local land use ordinances
  • Attendance at meetings of the Planning Board
  • Reviewing subdivision and/or development applications submitted to the Planning Board

For More Information: 

Land Use Page

New Shoreham 2016 Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range land use plan and policy document which serves as a guide to future development on Block Island.  The 2016 Update was a multi-year effort led by the Planning Board.  The Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Town Council in November of 2016 and received State approval in March of 2017.  

Other Planning Documents