Planning Board

Regular Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View All Archived Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2013

Members- appointed by Town Manager

  • Heidi Paek, Chairperson (2019)
  • Keith Anderson, Vice-chairperson (2020)
  • Jay Stanbury (2018)

  • James McCambridge (2021)
  • Kathleen Milano (2022)
  • Carolyn Britt, Associate Member (2018)

About the Board

The Planning Board consists of 5 regular members and one associate member. The Town Manager appoints regular members to 5-year terms and the associate member to a 2-year term. The Board has full time staff located in the Department of Planning and Development Office of Town Hall.

Purpose & Authorization

The Ipswich Planning Board is authorized under the Massachusetts General Laws to regulate the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions, conducting site plan review, and certain special permits, with the goal of ensuring the safety, convenience and well being of the present and future residents of Ipswich. To accomplish this goal, the Board also collaborates with residents, business owners, other boards and departments, institutions and others to write and implement transportation, land use, economic development and other plans, regulations and policies. The Board is responsible for reviewing special projects, such as scenic road alterations. 

Applications & Forms

Application forms and Rules and Regulations for special permits, site plan review, subdivisions (both preliminary and definitive), adequacy of access, scenic road, and approval not required (Form A) are available for download under the Planning Division webpage.

For more information about the Board or about information on this page, please contact Senior Planner, Ethan Parsons, at or 978-356-6607 x2.