I love that we have green spaces, a local working farm and a farmer's market and are still close to the city.


Rockingham Planning Commission

For information about the Commission visit our website at http://www.rpc-nh.org/ 

For information about our Granite State Future project visit http://www.rpc-nh.org/gsf

156 Water Street, Exeter, NH  03833  Phone: (603) 778-0885  Fax: (603) 778-9183

Contact us by email at email@rpc-nh.org


About RPC's initiative

"Planning Solutions for Southeastern New Hampshire"

Our Granite State Future effort - Planning Solutions for Southeastern New Hampshire - will support the Commission’s preparation of a new Regional Master Plan aimed at addressing important issues and needs of our region, and identifying coordinated  implementation measures to achieve the Plan’s goals. Preparation and adoption of our Regional Master Plan fulfills a statutory requirement under RSA  36, which defines these regional plans as strictly advisory documents.

RPC's Regional Master Plan will include chapters focused on these themes: Vision, Land use, Transportation, Economic Development, Housing, Environment, Energy, Climate Change, and Cultural/Historical Resources.

RPC's Calendar of Activities

June 24, 2013 - Granite State Future Open House at the Exeter High School

Details about our Open House event will be posted here soon.

May 23, 2013 - NH Listens public meeting at Sanborn Regional High School

At RPC's public meeting hosted by NH Listens 53 attendees participated in lively and engaged discussion about issues important to them and their quality of life.

December 8, 2012 and January 12, 2013 - Exeter Winter Farmers Markets

Staff of the Rockingham Planning Commission attended the first Winter Farmers Market of the 2012-2013 season in Exeter on December 8th.  The market exceeded its previous highest attendance record for the day with shoppers lined up at the door for the 10:00am opening.

With posters, brochures and comments cards at the ready, RPC staff engaged many shoppers in discussion about the Granite State Future project – Planning Solutions for Southeastern NH.  Comments cards submitted at this event reflect the diversity of the region yet focused on common themes – the unique central location of southeastern NH to the amenities and resources New England offers, particularly the seacoast, and the open spaces and farms of seacoast NH.

Here’s what people are saying about living in southeastern and seacoast NH!


What is best about this area?

  • Close to ocean, trails for biking, hiking and dog walking.
  • Convenient shopping, farms for local produce, scenic areas.
  • Rural setting and close to urban areas and amenities.
  • Air quality, people, local farms and businesses, schools.
  • Seacoast location mid-way between Maine and Boston.


What could make this area even better?

  • Improve condition of sidewalks, better access to public transportation for adult education, work and recreation.
  • Transportation - support the East Coast Greenway in NH! More bike paths.
  • More local organic produce and markets.
  • Coordination of community planning.
  • More affordable housing.
  • Local farms, local library, beaches and lakes nearby.
  • Open spaces, support for local farmers and growing.
  • People oriented and upbeat places; support of local activities and businesses.











Granite State Future Survey, Rockingham RPC Oversample Report, Conducted by the UNH Survey Center - July 2013


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