Town of Bellingham, MA
Norfolk County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 30.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 35.
Scenic roads — See Ch. 154.
Sewers — See Ch. 165.
Signs — See Ch. 169.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 191.
Water — See Ch. 228.
Wetlands — See Chs. 235 and 247.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 245.
Attachment 1 - Zoning Map Attachment 2 - Water Resource District Map Attachment 3 - Mill Reuse Overlay District Map Attachment 4 - Comprehensive Permit Rules Attachment 5 - Wethersfield Overlay District Map
Article I General Provisions

§ 240-1 Purpose.

§ 240-2 Responsibility for administration.

§ 240-3 Compliance certification.

§ 240-4 Submittals.

§ 240-5 Expiration.

§ 240-6 Violations and penalties.

§ 240-7 Amendments.

§ 240-8 Applicability.

§ 240-9 Effective date.

§ 240-10 Severability.

Article II Board of Appeals

§ 240-11 Establishment.

§ 240-12 Powers.

§ 240-13 Public hearings.

§ 240-14 Repetitive petitions.

Article III Planning Board

§ 240-15 Special permits.

§ 240-16 Development plan approval.

§ 240-17 Submittals.

§ 240-18 Proposals in two municipalities.

§ 240-19 Decision standards.

§ 240-20 Duration of approval.

§ 240-21 Performance guarantee.

§ 240-22 Site plan review.

Article IV Special Permits

§ 240-23 Special permit granting authority.

§ 240-24 Public hearings.

§ 240-25 Criteria.

§ 240-26 Permit recording.

§ 240-27 Expiration.

Article V General Use Regulations

§ 240-28 Establishment of districts.

§ 240-29 Use regulations.

§ 240-30 Nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 240-31 Use Regulations Schedule.

Article VI Definitions.

§ 240-32 Terms defined.

Article VII Intensity of Use Regulations

§ 240-33 General requirements.

§ 240-34 Isolated lots and subdivisions.

§ 240-35 Street line assumptions.

§ 240-36 Public housing.

§ 240-37 Number of buildings on lot.

§ 240-38 Back lot division.

§ 240-39 Lot shape factor.

§ 240-40 Intensity of Use Schedule.

§ 240-41 Height limitations.

§ 240-42 Targeted housing.

Article VIII Sign Regulations

§ 240-43 General sign prohibitions.

§ 240-44 Permitted temporary signs in all districts.

§ 240-45 Permitted permanent signs in Agricultural, Suburban and Residential Districts.

§ 240-46 Permitted permanent signs in other districts.

Article IX Environmental Controls

§ 240-47 Permitted activity.

§ 240-48 Noise.

§ 240-49 Light and glare.

§ 240-50 Air quality.

§ 240-51 Hazardous materials.

§ 240-52 Vibration.

§ 240-53 Electrical disturbances.

§ 240-54 Stormwater management.

§ 240-55 Special permits.

Article X Parking and Loading Requirements

§ 240-56 Purpose.

§ 240-57 Definitions.

§ 240-58 Number of spaces.

§ 240-59 Schedule of requirements.

§ 240-60 Allowed reductions.

§ 240-61 Parking area design and location.

§ 240-62 Loading requirements.

§ 240-63 Bicycles.

§ 240-64 Alternative dimensional requirements.

Article XI Landscaping Requirements

§ 240-65 Applicability.

§ 240-66 Plantings.

§ 240-67 Planting areas.

§ 240-68 Additional screening.

§ 240-69 Existing vegetation.

§ 240-70 Exceptions.

§ 240-71 Maintenance.

Article XII Accessory Uses

§ 240-72 Home occupations.

§ 240-73 Scientific uses.

§ 240-74 Family apartments.

Article XIII Mobile Homes, Trailers, and Campers

§ 240-75 Prohibition.

§ 240-76 Storage; permit required for occupancy.

§ 240-77 Storage of trailers or campers.

§ 240-78 Replacement of mobile homes parking in nonconformity prohibited.

Article XIV Major Residential Development

§ 240-79 Intent.

§ 240-80 Applicability.

§ 240-81 Definitions.

§ 240-82 Procedures.

§ 240-83 Review and decision for major residential development special permit.

§ 240-84 Design process.

§ 240-85 Alternative dimensional regulations.

§ 240-86 Allowable number of dwelling units.

§ 240-87 Density bonus.

§ 240-88 Affordable component.

§ 240-89 Other dimensional regulations.

§ 240-90 Roads.

§ 240-91 Parking.

§ 240-92 Landscaping.

§ 240-93 Contiguous open space.

§ 240-94 Ownership of contiguous open space.

§ 240-95 Buffer areas.

§ 240-96 Drainage.

§ 240-97 Decision basis.

§ 240-98 Relationship to other requirements.

§ 240-99 Long-term compliance.

Article XV Special Residential Uses

§ 240-100 Types of special residential uses.

§ 240-101 Townhouse dwellings.

§ 240-102 Assisted elderly housing.

§ 240-103 Public housing.

§ 240-104 Other multifamily dwellings.

§ 240-105 Special residential use requirements.

§ 240-106 Submittals.

§ 240-107 Special permit lapse.

§ 240-108 Decision.

§ 240-109 Development rate.

Article XVI Special Flood Hazard Area Requirements

§ 240-110 District establishment.

§ 240-111 Development regulations.

Article XVII Earth Removal Regulations

§ 240-112 General.

§ 240-113 Permitted activities.

§ 240-114 Permit from Board of Appeals.

§ 240-115 Removal.

§ 240-116 Restoration.

§ 240-117 Additional conditions.

§ 240-118 Renewal or renovation of permit.

Article XVIII Major Business Complexes

§ 240-119 Applicability.

§ 240-120 Eligible locations.

§ 240-121 Site design.

§ 240-122 Traffic mitigation.

Article XIX Motor Vehicle Service Stations

§ 240-123 Conformance required.

§ 240-124 Entrances and exits.

§ 240-125 Relation to pedestrian flow.

§ 240-126 Visibility.

§ 240-127 Off-street spaces.

§ 240-128 Service buildings.

§ 240-129 Fuel storage tanks.

§ 240-130 Self-service stations.

Article XX Water Resource Districts

§ 240-131 Purpose.

§ 240-132 Scope of authority.

§ 240-133 State laws and regulations considered incorporated.

§ 240-134 Definitions.

§ 240-135 Establishment and delineation.

§ 240-136 Pre-application conference requirement.

§ 240-137 Prohibited uses.

§ 240-138 Uses and activities requiring special permit.

§ 240-139 Procedures for issuance of special permit.

§ 240-140 Notice of violation; severability.

Article XXI Wireless Communication Facilities

§ 240-141 Purpose.

§ 240-142 Definitions.

§ 240-143 Applicability.

§ 240-144 General requirements.

§ 240-145 Criteria.

§ 240-146 Conditions.

§ 240-147 Bonding.

Article XXII Adult Uses

§ 240-148 Purpose and intent.

§ 240-149 Definitions.

§ 240-150 Special permit required; standards and procedures.

§ 240-151 Nonconformity.

§ 240-152 Invalidity.

Article XXIII Mill Reuse Overlay District

§ 240-153 Purposes and intent.

§ 240-154 Establishment of district.

§ 240-155 Relationship to existing zoning.

§ 240-156 Definitions.

§ 240-157 Use regulations.

§ 240-158 Intensity of use regulations.

§ 240-159 Procedures for Mill Reuse Projects.

§ 240-160 Mill Reuse Project development standards.

§ 240-161 Severability.

Article XXIV Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations

§ 240-162 Purpose.

§ 240-163 Definitions.

§ 240-164 Applicability.

§ 240-165 General requirements.

§ 240-166 Submittal to Building Inspector.

§ 240-167 Design standards.

§ 240-168 Safety and environmental standards.

§ 240-169 Accessory roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations.

§ 240-170 Financial surety for decommissioned installations.

§ 240-171 Exemption for municipal land.

Article XXV Inclusionary Housing

§ 240-172 Intent.

§ 240-173 Definitions.

§ 240-174 Applicability.

§ 240-175 Exemption.

§ 240-176 Administration.

§ 240-177 Mandatory provision of affordable units.

§ 240-178 Provision of affordable units.

§ 240-179 Provisions applicable to affordable housing units on- or off-site.

§ 240-180 Local preference.

§ 240-181 Marketing plan for affordable units.

§ 240-182 Provision of affordable units off-site.

§ 240-183 Preservation of affordability; restrictions on resale.

§ 240-184 Regulations.

Article XXVI Overlay District

§ 240-185 Purpose.

§ 240-186 General requirements.

§ 240-187 Permitted uses.

§ 240-188 Special permit site development standards.

§ 240-189 Procedures for special permit.

§ 240-190 Special permit standards and criteria.

Article XXVII Wethersfield Overlay District

§ 240-191 Purpose.

§ 240-192 Permitted and prohibited uses.

§ 240-193 Inclusionary housing.

§ 240-194 Design standards.

Article XXVIII 55+ Active Adult Overlay District

§ 240-195 Purpose.

§ 240-196 Definitions.

§ 240-197 Permitted and prohibited uses.

§ 240-198 Inclusionary housing.

§ 240-199 Design standards.

§ 240-200 Pre-application review.

§ 240-201 Required materials.

§ 240-202 Review by other entities.