Comprehensive Community Plan
The Town of Portsmouth's Comprehensive Community Plan is a large document. Please contact us if you have trouble accessing it.
- Comprehensive Community Plan (2002 Revision)
Subsequent Changes to the Comprehensive Community Plan
- Amendments to the land use element and the economic development element of the Comprehensive Community Plan
- Comprehensive Community Plan - The West Side
- Map 1 - 1.1 - Natural Resources 36x48
- Map 2 - 1.2 - Natural Resources, Conservation Areas 36x48
- Map 3 - 2.1 - Recreation Areas 36x48
- Map 3A - 2.1 - Recreation Areas 36x48
- Map 4 - 3.1 - Historic and Cultural Resources 36x48
- Map 5 - 5.1 - Current Non-Residential Zoning Districts 36x48
- Map 6 - 6.1 - Soils and Agriculture 36x48
- Map 7 - 6.2 - Soils Conservation 36x48
- Map 8 - 6.3 - Desirable Areas for Future Agricultural Land Use 36x48
- Map 9 - 7.1 - Public Infrastructure and Facilities 36x48
- Map 10 - 7.2 - Publicly Owned Land 36x48
- Map 11 - 9.1 - Water Supply Related Features 36x48
- Map 12 - 10.1 - Roadway Network 36x48
- Map 13 - 10.2 - Multimodal Transportation Routes 36x48
- Map 14 - 11.1 - Storm Flood Inundation Areas 36x48
- Map 15 - 11.2 - Hurricane Flooding Areas 36x48
- Map 16 - 11.3 - Sea Level Rise Inundation Areas 36x48
- Map 17 - 11.4 - Effects of Sea Level Rise on Saltwater Marshes 36x48
- Map 18 - 12.1 - Existing Land Use 36x48
- Map 19 - 12.2 - Current Zoning Map 36x48
- Map 20 - 12.3 - Future Land Use Map 36x48
- Map 21 - 12.4 - Residential Buildout 36x48
- Map 22 - 12.5 - Future Land Use - Conserved Areas 36x48
Steps to Approving the Current Draft of the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) 2021
- The Portsmouth Town Council held public hearings, which were advertised and posted.
- Public hearings took place in March and April 2022.
- The Town Council officially adopted the draft plan by resolution on April 11, 2022, incorporating the plan by reference into the Town's code of ordinances.
- The Division of Statewide Planning conducts a final review and holds a 30-day public comment period prior to their final approval.
A quote from the draft plan states,
"A successful CCP should achieve the following:
- Be reflective of the desires and viewpoints of the Town’s residents.
- Be based upon an accurate inventory of the Town’s resources.
- Act as a reference document for facts, concepts, goals and actions.
- Be maintained as a dynamic living document, providing a roadmap for the future of the Town.
- Be flexible in order to respond to changes in growth pressures, economic forces, environmental conditions and shifts in policy.
- Provide a means to manage conflict between differing town priorities" (CCP Draft, 2021, pg I-3)