Planning Board

Welcome to the Town of Westerly Planning Board's webpage. The Planning Board is established by the Chapter One of Article XII in the Town Charter and its powers and duties are enacted in the Code of Ordinances, primarily in sections 18 through 23 of Article V.

Board Members

The Planning Board is composed of eight members who are appointed by the Town Council. Of these eight, seven are full members serving for five-year terms. While full members may serve an indefinite number of terms, no more than two terms can be consecutive. The eighth member, serving for two-year terms, is an auxiliary member who sits in the place of a full member if the full member is unable to serve at a meeting or public hearing. In such cases, the auxiliary member has the same voting rights, powers and duties as the full member for the meeting or hearing during which the full member is unable to serve.

Click here to view the current members of the Board


The Planning Board's meetings are regularly held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Any changes in time and/or location of a regular meeting, as well as the date, time and location of a special meeting or workshop meeting, will be publicly posted in the meeting's agenda.

Agendas & Minutes

All Planning Board meeting agendas are publicly posted prior to the meetings at Town Hall and Westerly Police Station and are published digitally on ClerkBase, the Town's website and the website of Rhode Island's Secretary of State. Meeting minutes are available upon request through the Planning Office and are also published digitally on ClerkBase following their approval by the Board.

Click here to view agendas and minutes of Board meetings.