Tighten upland building rules

It’s good to hear that the Adirondack Park Agency is looking into tightening regulations for building on uplands [“Losing the high ground,” September/October].
As stated by Tom Both, the current Keene Site Plan Review Law’s main weakness is that it leaves too much to interpretation. I was involved in a couple of the site reviews of proposed upland single-family dwellings in Keene where we incorrectly determined that the plans, when implemented, would not have any adverse consequences.
The ideal situation is to involve the towns to address local issues and the APA to provide their planning and environmental expertise, working with builders and landowners. We all have a stake in addressing responsible development.
Lorraine Duval, Keene
Duval is a member of the Keene Planning Board.

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