A nine-lot subdivision of single-family homes, including two affordable houses, goes before the Barrington Planning Board for the first time tonight, Sept. 5.
Members of the Planning Board did walk the site off of Chachapacasset Road last week, said Town Planner Phil Hervey. The site borders a small pond off of Beach Road.
The subdivision, Bluemead Farm, is located on 13.6 acres of mostly vacant land. It is being proposed by the Blumead Family L.P., of 211 Rumstick Road, Barrington.
The land is covered by trees and brush and holds only two small horse barns right now, according to plans drawn up by David D. Gardner & Associates of Warwick.
Eight of the homes will be built off of a new 623 foot-long road, Bluemead Lane, that will start at Chachapacasset Road and end at a cul de sac. The other home will have a driveway off of Chachapacasset.
The plans call for the preservation and protection of existing trees and woodlands. A stormwater collection area in a natural depression will be planted with native evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and wetland grace, according to the plan.
The development will have water, gas and sewer lines, according to the plans.
The two affordable houses are mandated by the town’s inclusionary zoning regulations, said Hervey.
The Planning Board will meet in the Council Chamber in Town Hall at 7 pm.