Plymouth: Planning Board to resume debate on housing proposal

At its meeting Monday night, the Plymouth Planning Board will continue its review of phase one of a plan ultimately calling for over a hundred homes on the Waverly Oaks Golf Course.

The first stage of the plan calls for 30 single family homes.

But at full buildout, if approved, most of the 113 new homes will be grouped in the area of what is now the 9-hole golf course at the club on Long Pond Rd.

It’s estimated that the new development would create about 1,100 additional car trips each day on the heavily-traveled roadway.

Although Planning Department staff is recommending approval of phase one of the project, board members have questions, says Chairman Paul McAlduff:

“One of the major concerns is traffic on Long Pond Road, which we know is problematic. The Waverly Oaks group has decided to bring in a new traffic expert to give us a better explanation of what’s going to happen on that road. Secondly, one of the members wants to know why they don’t spread the development out throughout the golf course. So we’ve asked them to bring back a report as to why they do not want to.”

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.