At the 2011 Annual Town Meeting a land swap was approved between the Town and the parcel’s owner, giving the owner frontage access along Peter’s Way in exchange for two acres of land for the Town cemetery. The intent was clear from the Town Meeting warrant article and discussion that the intended development potential was one house. Sudbury is now faced with a massive, dense housing development in the heart of our historic Town Center.
2011 Peter’s Way Land Swap
Official Warrant mailer provided all registered Sudbury voters in advance of the May 2011 Town Meeting. The description below the article reads, “BOARD OF SELECTMEN REPORT: This article, if passed, allows the Town to obtain two acres of land needed for expansion of the existing Town cemetery together with a permanent access easement across Peter’s Way, and a landowner to obtain access to a landlocked parcel for the intended development of one house lot The land transactions will not go forWard without approval of the proposed subdivision which will be determined by the Planning Board under its Rules and Regulations for the subdivision of land and any law or bylaw relative thereto. The Board of Selectmen unanimously supports this article.”
The official minutes of the May 2011 Town Meeting reflects Chairman Drobinski’s description of the swap, “He noted this parcel is approximated at9.5 acres, but would be limited to one residential lot, due to the length of the road and the amount of frontage being created. Chairman Drobinski stated that the Selectmen urge support of the article to complete expansion of the cemetery.” The article passed unanimously.
May 10, 2002 letter from land owners’ attorney, to the Sudbury Planning Board requesting, “refundable filing fee for said Application be reduced to $500.00 and assigns as reason therefore that the Application is simply to extend a paper street for the purpose of generating one frontage for one house on approximately 36 acres of land.”