Owners/Applicants:                                        Board of Supervisors  Meeting Date:

W. K. Ames                                                                        February 18, 2003

Staff Lead:                                                                            Department:  

Deirdre B. Clark                                                        Community Development

Magisterial District:                                                                    PIN:

Cedar Run                                                                         7924-38-0226-000 



The applicant is seeking preliminary plat approval to subdivide approximately 45.2 acres zoned Rural Agricultural (RA) into three (3) single-family residential lots of ± 2.08, 2.81 and 40.33 acres (the residue parcel).  The property is on the south side of Kennedy Road (Route 652), east of its intersection with Greenwich Road (Route 603), Cedar Run District.

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…If the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On January 23, 2003 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Leighigh Subdivision Preliminary Plat subject to the conditions noted below.        

1.   The final plat shall be in general conformance with the preliminary subdivision
plat entitled "Preliminary Plan, Leighigh" dated
December 12, 2002 , and received in the Planning Office on December 13, 2002 .        

2.      Prior to final plat and construction plan approval, the applicant shall submit a detailed landscape plan as required pursuant to Section 7-600 of the Zoning Ordinance.

3.      A Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) shall adjust the Type I Soil Map soil lines onto the final working plat.  This shall be done in the field and checked for any additional soil information to be added to the final scale plat map on sheet 4 of 5.

4.      A signature block shall be placed on the final plat for the CPSS to sign which  states:

Preliminary Soils Information Provided by the Fauquier County Soil Scientist Office via a Type I Soil Map (1"=400') Dated November 7, 2002 .


This Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist has field reviewed and adjusted the preliminary soil information onto the final plat (1"=???') and certifies that this is the Best Available Soils Information to Date for lots 2 and 3.



Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                         DATE

CPSS #3401-


5.      The following statements shall be placed on the final plat:

                   "The County recommends that no below grade basements be

                    constructed on soil mapping unit 14B due to wetness unless the

                    foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia

                    Licensed Professional Engineer."

                         "Foundations placed in Soil Mapping Units that show a moderate, high,

                         or very high shrink-swell potential in the most recent Interpretive Guide

                         to the Soils of Fauquier County , Virginia will require geotechnical

                         evaluation in order to determine proper design."

6.      Once drainfield areas are identified and approved by the Health Department, the following statement shall be placed on the final drainfield plat:

"Before a home is started, the builder shall mark the drainfield area off

 and not disturb it during construction."

7.      The drainfield and well types shall be stated on the final construction plan.

8.      All easements, including the fiber-optic cable easement, shall be shown on the final construction plan.        

9.  All driveway entrances shall be sited and constructed in accordance with VDOT regulations and design standards. 

10. Driveway culverts shall be designed for a 10-year storm.

11.  Calculations demonstrating adequate channel downstream of the culvert shall be required prior to final construction plan approval.

12.  In accord with Section 2-412 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, no dwelling shall be located closer than twenty-five feet to the edge of an established floodplain.


Preliminary Plat