The Hanover planning board may delay their decision on whether or not to allow Dartmouth College to go forward with construction on a new athletic facility. According to The Valley News the planning board board is likely to ask Dartmouth for an extension on the November tenth deadline for a decision on the permit.
The project has faced significant backlash from nearby neighbor’s who say that among a number of other issues, the new facility will only add to a growing noise problem. The director of the hanover planning board Robert Houseman has said that Dartmouth officials have already okayed the extension ahead of the final planning meeting before the current deadline on November first.
At that meeting board members are set to review a noise study requested by neighbors, a counterpoint to a similar study conducted by Dartmouth College which has been roundly criticized by neighbors to the site.