Even though it is the biggest city in the state, it has a great sense of small town community where you know your neighbors. 


Southern New Hampshire
Planning Commission


438 Dubuque Street
Manchester, NH 03102

Phone: (603) 669-4664
Fax: (603) 669-4350

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Moving Southern New Hampshire Forward: 2015-2035

The Southern New Hampshire Regional Plan covers the Manchester, NH region.   The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) created a committee representing all of the towns in the region and met regularly with representatives from town Planning Boards, non-profit agencies, housing agencies, colleges, neighborhood groups, churches, Chamber of Commerce’s, etc.   There was more community outreach than had ever been done with any other plans with surveys distributed at public events (fairs, festivals, etc.),  a University of New Hampshire phone survey,  public comment boxes, posters, newsletter articles, social media campaign, public visioning sessions, a project website,   etc.  SNHPC worked with the communities to look at the big picture to help plan out land use and transportation issues and how it affects the natural and cultural resources, our health and economic development.   

A complete copy of Moving Southern New Hampshire Forward: 2015-2035 can be downloaded from the SNHCP website. 

Plan components include:


  • Telling the story and plan implementation


  • Land Use
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Community Facilities
  • Environment Open Space and Agriculture
  • Economic Development
  • Cultural and Historic Resources
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Energy Efficiency
  • GSF Public Outreach Report
  • GSF Public Outreach Strategy


  • Candia Technical Memorandum
  • Derry Technical Memorandum
  • A Solar Resource Guide


  • Livable Walkable Toolkit
  • Complete Streets Toolkit

Southern New Hampshire Planning REMI Report
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission Trends Report

Public Hearings: September 23, 2014; October 28, 2014; November 25, 2014; December 16, 2014
Plan Adoption Date: December 16, 2014 by Planning Commission



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