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Friday, October 14, 2011

NH environmental officials find no problem with Pennichuck development

NASHUA – State environmental officials have found nothing wrong with a developer’s plans to build an 85-unit elderly housing complex on a Pennichuck parcel off North Concord Street.

The state Department of Environmental Services, in a letter dated Wednesday, didn’t find any “incomplete, incorrect or misleading information” when the developer applied for a permit earlier this year.

DES reviewed North Concord Street Properties LLC’s application at the request of the city Conservation Commission.

In September, nearly two months after city planners approved the housing project, the Conservation Commission voiced environmental concerns over the project’s proximity to the Pennichuck watershed. Many members agreed with more than 100 residents, saying that DES didn’t have enough material to fully consider the permit.

But after reviewing materials forwarded by the commission, DES has ruled that it granted the permit with good cause.