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TOWNSEND — The Planning Board has voted unanimously to allow a new Dunkin’ Donuts be constructed at 17 Elm Street.

A list of conditions went along with the vote, with the most important being a plan of protection for the aquifer that lies in the back of the property.

“The plan calls for intermittent inspections of the catch basins for the protection of the Squannacook River from vehicular leakage and waste,” said administrative assistant Jeanne Hollows.

She said the engineer, Bruce D. Ringwall, vice president of GPR Engineering, must provide the property owner and the Planning Board with the plans.

Other conditions the board put into effect state signage and promotional banners must not be flying around the new structure, and the building exterior must be suitable for the Colonial setting of the town buildings in the greater area.

Dunkin’ Donuts will sit in front of the Farmer’s Exchange store on Elm Street. The shop is owned by Frank and Steven Catalano, who also own the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 119 in Townsend, as well as franchises in Pepperell, Groton, Shirley and Devens.

The Dunkin’ donuts will have 27 parking spots, inside seating and a drive-up window that has one window for ordering and one window for pick-up.

Hollows said the new shop could start construction soon, with a projected opening date of late November.

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