SHIRLEY — Following a hearing held with Robert Prescott, of D&S Realty Trust, about revised applications for a shared residential driveway and subdivision modification on Devarney Court, the board gave its approval, with conditions.
“This meets everything that the common driveway bylaw requires,” said Prescott, including access for an SU30 emergency vehicle turn-around.
The revised plan had already been approved by the Fire and Police departments.
Department of Public Works Director Joseph Lynch said his only concern is that since part of the driveway is on town land, D&S needs to include an agreement that the driveway won’t be the town’s responsibility to maintain.
Board member Jonathan Greeno had concerns about snow storage during the winter. Specifically, he said the SU30 access needs to remain clear.
The board voted to close the hearing and approve the applications with conditions that D&S maintain emergency vehicle access, provide proof of a driveway covenant and ensure that maintenance is the homeowner’s responsibility.