An "amended master plan" for the Bluemead Farm subdivision in Barrington’s Rumstick neighborhood has been approved by the Planning Board.
The vote was 6-0 at the Oct. 1 meeting. The decision was posted in the Town Hall this week.
The amended master plan adds another disconnected lot to the development with a separate entrance off of Rumstick Road. The other nine lots sit on the corner of Chachapacasset Road and Beach Road with a new street into the development from Chachapacasset Road.
The amended plan also adds a third affordable housing unit to the subdivision.
The preliminary plan for the development – the next step in the approval process – also was approved by a 6-0 vote.
The decision by the Planning Board has been posted in Town Hall. But basically it says that the development complies with all Barrington zoning and subdivision regulations and shows no signs of making a negative environmental impact.
The developers also plan to pay a fee to the town in lieu of building sidewalks along the subdivision in a neighborhood without sidewalks. They also will do an archeological survey on the site and build a 100-foot wetland buffer.
The affordable units will be in two buildings on Chachapacasset Road – one will be a two-family unit. The three units comply with all low and moderate income laws, according to the decision.