Planning Board

In accordance with MGL c. 41, §§ 70 to 72, and MGL c. 41, §§ 81A through 81GG, the Planning Board makes careful studies of the resources, possibilities and needs of the town, particularly with respect to conditions detrimental to public health or otherwise in and about rented dwellings, and make plans for the development of the municipality, with special reference to proper housing of its inhabitants. The Board examines the plans for the exterior of any public building, monument or similar feature, and for the development and treatment of the grounds about the same before the adoption thereof, and may make such recommendations as needed.


  • 7 pm
  • Typically, 3rd Tuesday of every month (varies based on holidays, etc.)
  • City Hall
    191 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
  • Location subject to change
  • Meeting dates subject to change

The Board’s meetings may vary from the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Please confirm with the 2024 Meeting & Filing Schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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MemberTerm Expires
Ellen Hutchinson, ChairDecember 31, 2025
Sarah BartleyDecember 31, 2024
Derek Beckwith, Vice ChairDecember 31, 2024
Ellen FlanneryDecember 31, 2023
George GomesDecember 31, 2024
Nathaniel LewisDecember 31, 2025
Wayne MillerDecember 31, 2023
Rodney SinclairDecember 31, 2023
<vacant>December 31, 2025

Plan Beverly - Our City - Our FuturePlanBeverly - Comprehensive Master Plan

In April 2019, the City began the process of developing a new Comprehensive Master Plan for Beverly, PlanBeverly. This is expected to be a year-long process with ample opportunities for public input and engagement. Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 81D, the Planning Board votes to adopt a Master Plan. The Planning Board voted to adopt the Master Plan in December 2020. 

Projects Under Review by the Planning Board

Plans for most projects submitted for review by the Planning Board can be found on the City's Projects and Development page. All project files can be reviewed at the Planning Department:
City Hall
3rd Floor
191 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Updated Permit Application Procedures

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and per Governor Baker's emergency order regarding the submission and process of permit applications, the Planning Department and the respective boards and commissions overseen by the department - including the Planning Board - have established revised permit application procedures (PDF).