CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST
Board of Supervisors
Harry L. Morris, Jr. & Faye
P. Morris (Owners)
Kerr Contracting Corporation
January 12, 2006
Holly Meade, Senior Planner
Canterbury Reserves: Preliminary Plat PPLT06-LE-001, Lee
The applicant is seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide
±11.4 acres and a well lot into three (3) single family
residential lots of ±3.2, ±3.5 and ±4.6 acres. The parcels
will be served by individual septic and public water.
Public water connection is allowed when there is a
re-subdivision of an existing subdivision connected to
public water, located outside of the Service District. A
copy of the Preliminary Plat is included as Attachment 1.
Canterbury Village is an existing subdivision that was
approved in 1974. In 1987, the Board of Supervisors denied
a final plat to divide a portion of Parcel “B”, which is the
parcel subject to the current proposal. The reasoning for
this decision was not evident in searching past County
records. Numerous residents in the Canterbury Village
Subdivision have submitted letters objecting to further
subdivision of Parcel “B” for various reasons. Some of
these reasons include the residents’ belief that this area
was open space, drainage issues, existence of wells that
were not properly abandoned, and the location of the
proposed drainfields. One issue that was raised by both
review agencies and neighbors was the proposed relocation of
a Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (FCWSA)
waterline. However, FCWSA has provided an e-mail stating it
has no objection to this relocation. The applicant
submitted responses to the citizen’s concerns which are
included as Attachment 2. Furthermore, staff
and referral agency’s comments have been addressed in the
Conditions of Development.
The property is located east of Route 685 (Routts Hill Road)
and south of Route 687 (Opal Road) in the Canterbury Village
Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:
is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to
consider this preliminary subdivision application. On
December 7, 2005, the Planning Commission voted to approve
Canterbury Reserves Preliminary Plat subject to the
conditions noted below:
- The Final Plat
shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Plat entitled
“Canterbury Reserves” dated July 13, 2005, signed by James R. Ashley
on July 15, 2005 and received in the Planning Office on July 17,
2005, except as modified by these conditions. This approval is for
a maximum of three (3) residential lots.
The deed restrictions for the well lot shall be vacated prior to the
alteration of the existing well lot portion of the property
The well lot shall be boundary line adjusted into the 11.4-acre
parcel identified as PIN 6971-25-7697-000 prior to Final
Construction Plan approval.
A complete landscaping plan shall be required at Final Construction
Prior to Final Construction Plan submission, a jurisdictional
determination by the Army Corps of Engineers shall be obtained.
For drainage areas larger than 100 acres, houses shall not be
located in the 100 year inundation zone. For drainage areas less
than 100 acres, houses shall be kept out of the 10 year water
Houses shall not be located in swales.
The County recommends that no below grade
basements be constructed on soils with high water table due to
wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is
designed by a licensed professional engineer to assure a dry
basement and preclude wet yards and recirculation of pumped or
collected water. Unless, in the opinion of the County Engineer, the
topography of the lot in relation to the overlot grading plan
precludes grading the site to drain the basement to daylight, all
basements shall be designed to gravity daylight without assistance
from mechanical means. All discharged water (mechanical or gravity)
shall be conveyed to the subdivision stormwater collection system
and discharged through the stormwater management facilities.
Drainage easements, where necessary, shall be placed on the final
plat. A note shall be placed on the final plat stating, “Basements
are not recommended in mapping units 12A, 15B, 17B, 415B, and
417B. Basements in these mapping units are subject to flooding due
to high seasonal water tables. Sump systems may run continuously,
leading to possible premature pump failure.”
Verification that all drainfield systems have been approved by
the Fauquier County Health Department shall be provided prior to Final
Construction Plan approval.
The entrances shall be constructed in accordance with the PE-1
standard with a minimum of 15 inches x 30 feet culvert pipe.
11.The width between the drainfields on Lot 3 shall be dimensioned on
the Final Construction Plan to demonstrate there is sufficient room
between the drainfields to construct the entrance.
The number of bedrooms per house site shall be provided on the
Final Construction Plan.
Verification from the Health Department shall be provided with
the first submittal of the Final Construction Plans that the wells on
the site have been properly abandoned.
Drainfields shall not be installed in disturbed areas.