Subdivision & Planned Unit Development

Subdivision Review
Subdivision review begins with filing of a Sketch Plan application. Sketch Plan review is intended to be an informal exchange of ideas between the applicant and Development Review Board (DRB). Approval of a Sketch Plan will allow an applicant to proceed to the next step in the review process. Following the Sketch Plan hearing, the DRB will classify the proposed project as either a Major Subdivision or a Minor Subdivision using definitions given in the Shelburne Subdivision Regulations.
A review of a Minor Subdivision is a two-step process:
1) Sketch Plan review, and 
2) Final Subdivision Plan review public hearing.
A Major Subdivision review is a three-step process:
1) Sketch Plan review,
2) Preliminary Subdivision Plan review public hearing, 
3) Final Subdivision Plan review public hearing.

Specific Subdivision Related Review Requirements
Applications to subdivide land or create planned developments are subject to review under the Town's subdivision regulations.
 
Planned Unit Development Review
Certain development proposals are classified as Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) by the zoning bylaw. As PUDs, these projects undergo more extensive review than other projects. However, PUD applications can also qualify for greater design flexibility (e.g., less rigid standards) to implement the goals and objectives of the Town Plan, to encourage the orderly development of the land, to protect important scenic and natural features of the landscape, to encourage effective neighborhood design, and ensure the unified and
integrated design of development projects.
Projects undergoing PUD review are automatically classified as Major Subdivision.
Major Subdivision review is a three-step process:
1) Sketch Plan review,
2) Preliminary Subdivision Plan Review Public hearing, and
3) Final Subdivision Plan review public hearing.

This application form is intended for use in conjunction with the Preliminary Plan application form.  There are several different varieties of PUD (some PUDs are residential, some are commercial or industrial, and some include a mixture of uses; some PUDs are located on open land while other PUDs involve plans to redevelop property). Different requirements apply to each.