MILLBURY, Mass. — Plans for a single-family home on Backstrad Road in Millbury may have hit a snag: The road is in such poor condition, the rights to access it may be in jeopardy.
Mark Anderson of Heritage Design Group, representing land owner Jessica Belsito, told the Planning Board that Belsito plans to build her home at the rear of a 50-acre parcel of land in the area of South Oxford Road and West Main Street. The home borders the area of the old Windle Airport/Pearson Farms and would front on Backstrad Road.
Planning Board Chairman Richard Gosselin questioned whether Backstrad Road, which is overgrown in many places, may have reverted in ownership back to Pearson Farm. The Planning Board cannot approve a home on the property without proper road frontage. He suggested a land use attorney could satisfy the question of access rights and a full field survery of the property would be needed.
Backstrad Road would also need several improvements, Anderson said. New drainage would be needed, the road would have to be widened to allow emergency vehicle access and the road would have to be repaved using recycled asphalt.
The matter will be discussed at a future meeting.
The board’s next scheduled meeting is Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:15 p.m. On the agenda is the proposed expansion of A&D Pizza and the Truck Supply proposal for Route 146.