Who does development review?

While the Development Review Board is ultimately responsible for the decision to approve or deny an application, many people are involved:

  • Owners, applicants, engineers and surveyors read the regulations and often consult with the Planning Staff to prepare an application.
  • Town Staff - including the Technical Advisory Committee comprised of Police, Fire, Rescue, and Public Works - analyze the application’s compliance with the regulations and the Development Review Planner writes a Staff Report to assist the Development Review Board by:
    • Asking questions
    • Proposing possible conditions of approval
    • Framing discretionary decisions for the DRB’s consideration
  • Development Review Board members hear testimony, accept evidence, apply the regulations and rule on applications.
  • Applicants and Interested Persons (as defined by 24 VSA 117§4465(b)) testify on the application.

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1. What is development review?
2. Which applications require development review?
3. Who does development review?
4. What are the regulations?
5. What is at the discretion of the Development Review Board?
6. What is the process?
7. Does Milton do a pre-application consultation?
8. How do I submit an application and what does it cost?
9. How long does it take?
10. Who can participate in a hearing?
11. Where can I see the details of a proposal?
12. Do I need to sign in?
13. How does the Development Review Board conduct the hearing?
14. How does the Development Review Board vote?
15. How are decisions issued?
16. What are the public notification requirements?