A request from Netflix to film at several prominent Chilmark locations later this spring was struck down by the select board this week due to concerns over traffic and other negative impacts.

At the select board meeting Tuesday, Netflix location manager Mark Fitzgerald presented a plan to film the company’s adaptation of Forever, written by longtime Vineyard seasonal resident Judy Blume.

Proposed locations included Grey Barn and Farm, the Menemsha town beach, Squibnocket Beach and the Chilmark General Store over the course of a week in May.

In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald requested that the town reserve 20 spaces for use at the Squibnocket parking lot and 10 on Basin Road, along with allowances to temporarily stop traffic during filming at the general store. 

Select board member Jim Malkin spoke strongly against the proposal. 

“We already have enough traffic, we already have enough stuff on our plate,” he said. “In my opinion, the town of Chilmark doesn’t need any more publicity.”

The select board voted to allow Netflix to film on private properties such as Grey Barn and a home on Quitsa Lane but barred it from filming at the Chilmark General Store and other public locations they requested. 

Mr. Fitzgerald also came before the West Tisbury select board this week and gained permission to film a short scene at town hall. Filming there will take place May 15.