[Added May 1993 ATM by Art. 53, approved 7-9-1993]
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A of the General Laws, the Director of Planning and Community Development or the Director's nominee in the Department of Planning and Community Development shall be the site plan review authority for the purpose of conducting site plan reviews.
The site plan review authority shall have the power to review and decide applications for site plan review under which the board is empowered to act under this bylaw, as subject to the provisions of Article XXVA of this bylaw.
Decisions on site plans can only be made by a majority vote of the Planning Board, sitting as the site plan review authority.
If a building permit is not applied for within two years of the date of a site plan review decision, the site plan review decision shall lapse and may be reestablished only by application pursuant to this article.
The site plan review authority shall act on all matters within its jurisdiction under this bylaw in the manner described in Chapter 40A of the General Laws and subject to Article XXVA of these bylaws that it shall prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards in each case.