Eastham's nomination for a District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) for North Eastham was approved by the Cape Cod Commission at their meeting last Thursday. However, this is just the first step. The DCPC is not yet officially designated. The following steps must be completed prior to the DCPC becoming fully adopted:
1. Cape Cod Commission holds public hearing(s) on proposed nomination (Date TBD)
2. Cape Cod Commission makes decision whether to propose designation to Assembly of Delegates (Date TBD)
3. Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates holds public hearing(s) (Date TBD)
4. Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates votes whether to designate DCPC (Date TBD)
5. Town has 12 months to develop and adopt implementing regulations at Town Meeting (May 2018)
At this time there is now a development moratorium in place for certain types of development activities. Presuming final adoption by the Assembly of Delegates, the moratorium will be in effect until the implementing regulations (zoning bylaw amendments) are adopted in May 2018. Attached is the final decision issued by the Commission including the development activities that are exempt from the moratorium.
Please feel free to contact Paul Lagg, Eastham Town Planner with any questions or if you would like further information.
2017-08-31-Eastham DCPC-Acceptance of Nomination, Decision.pdf