The Walpole Planning Board adopted the Walpole Master Plan (and EO 418 Community Development Plan) in 2004. The Plan was created pursuant to statute and Executive Order 418. The Plan was developed under the guidance of the Planning Board, with the assistance of Community Design Partnership and other private entities. The efforts to create and adopt the plan took place over a two-year period, from 2002 to 2004. In this process, public input was solicited through several neighborhood and town-wide meetings, as well as public surveys. The intent for the Plan is to guide the Town of Walpole, through its various agencies, by providing a clear process in which to carry out the elements contained within the Plan over the twenty-year time horizon spanning the period of 2004 to 2024.
The Master Plan calls for the creation of an Implementation Committee, whose mission is to steward the Plan and ensure that the elements of the Plan are properly addressed and to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Plan come to fruition through current and future Town activities.
The role of the Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC) is to facilitate balance and coordination between the various elements of the Plan, in order to ensure that Walpole develops as a viable community environmentally, recreationally, educationally and commercially well into the future. In this role, the MPIC is an advisory body, functioning as a subcommittee of the Planning Board.