ZBA approves Hospital Road 40B


The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Medfield yesterday approved and today released its decision on the Larkins’ 49 units (with 13 affordable units) Country Estates 40B project, granting approval subject to pages of conditions.  This link goes tot eh full decision – 20170406-ZBA-1300 – Country Estates – Hospital Road – Comp Permit

I know that blasting was a special concern of the neighbors, especially given the amount of ledge, and this is the blasting condition and the final conclusion:


G.l 7. Blasting – Pursuant to 527 CMR 1.00, Chapter 65, a licensed blasting professional
shall perform all blasting on the Property after proper pre-blast inspections and
surveys have been conducted and all required permits have been obtained from
the Medfield Fire Department, and such work shall be performed in accordance
with all local, state and federal requirements. Prior to any blasting or rock
removal, the Fire Chief shall review and approve a plan, including a schedule, for
such drilling, blasting, and hammering. No blasting shall take place before 10:00
a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The plan and schedule shall be
provided to the Board two weeks before commencement of drilling, blasting, or
G.18 Rock Crushing. No onsite rock crushing shall be conducted except for that
necessary for use onsite from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ,Monday to Friday. All
other rock shall be crushed offsite.



For all the reasons stated above and pursuant to the Board’s authority found in G.L. c.40B, §§ 20-23, the Comprehensive Permit application is hereby APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS by a vote of 3 to 0.    The Board reserves the right to cause this Decision to be recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.

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