Planning Board

The Planning Department is the central source and first stop for all land use activities in Hillsborough.  Our purpose is to encourage and support orderly and sustainable economic development within the town’s unique environment and in accordance with the Master Plan and Land Use Regulations

Developments that involve new construction, a change of use, external impacts or the creation of new lots, are subject to the Site Plan or Subdivision review process.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact this office for a preliminary review of the proposed application to allow for appropriate guidance.  The application will be reviewed for completeness and any deficiencies prior to the Planning Board’s review.

This office is also where those who are interested in serving on a land use board or would like to learn about any proposed or ongoing projects can reach out.

Planning Director Robyn Payson is available Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm and Friday by appointment.  You can reach the Planning Director by calling the office directly at 603-464-7971 and by Cell Phone at 603-831-6135 during regular hours, and by e-mail at  Appointments outside of regular hours may be arranged on an individual basis. 


Board Members

Name Title
Ed Sauer Term 2024
James Bailey, III Selectman Ex-Officio
Adam Charrette Term 2025
Nancy Egner Term 2026 - Historic District Representative
Susanne White Chair -Term 2024
Steve Livingston Term 2025
Dana Clow Alternate
Bryant E. Wheeler Term 2026