Aside from the administration and oversight of active subdivisions approved in previous years, in 2002 the Planning Board held public hearings for one preliminary subdivision entitled Spring Ledge Estates located off Chapin Road consisting of ten lots. This subdivision was denied due to public safety concerns relating to the length of the roadway. The Planning Board also conducted one public hearing for a definitive subdivision entitled Wagner Meadows, a 26-lot subdivision located off of Bullard Street. This subdivision was denied due to the lack of a feasible sewer connection. The denial was appealed
and the case is currently in litigation. An amendment was filed for Stanjoy Estates, after an agreement was reached between the developer and abutters, who appealed the approval granted by the Planning Board in 2001. The amendment included a reduction in the number of lots and changes to the stormwater management system, this subdivision was continued into 2003. In addition to this, extensions of time were granted to three definitive subdivisions including Morningside Estates, Holden Manors and Alden Woods.
In 2002, the Planning Board reviewed 26 plans entitled to the endorsement that "subdivision approval is not required". These plans generally are for lot line adjustments, easements, and the creation of new building lots which meet frontage requirements under zoning and are located on existing roadways.
The Planning Board changed requirements for the construction of pumping stations and the requirement of residential sprinkler systems for areas without Town water services in new subdivisions