Shoreline Permitting for Portsmouth, NH Oceanfront, Beachfront, and Wetland Properties
Shoreline permitting for Portsmouth shoreline, oceanfront, beachfront and wetlands parcels from professional landscape architects with decades of experience
Getting Shoreline permits for development issued for oceanfront or beachfront parcels on the Portsmouth NH coast is the first step in building your dream beachfront or oceanfront home. Living near the water is a truly special thing. Residents of NH, ME and MA alike are drawn to the calm, beautiful waters and the year-round recreation and relaxation they afford. Time with family and friends over long, hazy summers, or sipping coffee by the waterfront brings a feeling like no other.
To protect this beauty, land up to 250 feet from water’s edge falls under the regulation of each state’s version of the Shoreline Protection Act. These acts impose boundaries, limiting activities near a shoreline – even on private property. The use of mechanical equipment, tree and stump removal, and vegetation restrictions of the shoreline are allowed only when certain conditions are met. If not, steep fines can accrue.
Shoreline, whether it be oceanfront or beachfront, as well as other wetland properties must also adhere to certain conditions that must be considered in your master site plan before construction begins. Steeper grades, septic system setbacks and view regulations are but some. We consider all the factors associated with waterfront shoreline permitting and land planning, and are skilled in crafting all necessary impact statements.
You love where you live, you want the good life, and the process of designing and implementing a plan for your lakefront or oceanfront residence is an exciting time. We strive to give our clients the best possible customer care. When the job is done, we feel the pride of the homeowner as if it were our own…
Similarly, building near wetlands – land that is marsh, swamp, or saturated – also leaves you subject to regulations. Setbacks, proper silt fence placement and vegetation requirements are examples of things to consider. If you are thinking about developing on the shoreline, or near wetlands, we can help with any phase of the project, from site planning, permitting, to design and project management.
Large lakefront or oceanfront parcels are hard to come by, and even a small tract along the shoreline can be expensive. Clients who want to build as big a house as possible face restrictions on lakefront, oceanfront and beachfront home construction sites, including the amount of land that can be covered by an impervious surface, the footprint of the structure, decks, docks, and any detached garage or driveway. As land planners serving NH, MA, and ME for many years, we have helped residents gain the maximum amount of space for their waterfront property.
Whether it’s on Winnipesaukee or in the Lakes Region, Lake Sunapee or the beautiful seacoast area, when you consult Terrain Planning & Design you are sure to get the most out of your property, avoid costly fines, and know that you have done your part in keeping New Hampshire’s lakes, streams, and coastal lands pure for years to come.
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New Hampshire Seacoast Towns we Offer Oceanfront and Beachfront Shoreline Permitting Services to
Throughout the course of your project it may be necessary to interface with the local zoning department and the necessary State Departments responsible for shoreline regulations. We handle all of that interaction as part of our services so you don’t have to. However, if you are looking for any pre-project questions to be answered in general, you can always call us for an unbiased opinion, or alternatively the local zoning and planning department for Portsmouth, noted below.
Town of Portsmouth Zoning Department
1 Junkins Ave #1, Portsmouth, NH 03801 – 603-431-2000
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For experienced oceanfront, beachfront, wetlands, and shoreline permitting, the landscape architects for MA, NH and ME property owners are Terrain Planning & Design. See some of these beautiful properties in our extensive portfolio and then call us for a free consultation, (603) 746-3512.