As enumerated in the 2018 Master Plan, the major concerns of North Andover residents are:
1. Limited School Capacity
2. Traffic Congestion Increasing with More Housing Density
3. Potential to Lose Natural Resources & Open Spaces as Town Develops
4. Deep Concern Over Traffic & Safety Along Neighborhood Streets
The "goals" of the Master Plan fail to outline that there was no consensus over the direction of housing! Many people wanted different types of housing but it was clear there was considerable debate over housing. To use the Master Plan to justify over development is disingenuous.
This is exactly why the Legislative Branch of our Town Government [Town Meeting] is the check and balance to the Executive Branch. This is why we have Town Meeting.