Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Premier Homes


March 9, 2006

Staff Lead:



Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District: 




6995-24-0410-000, 6995-13-9938-000,




Preliminary Plat #PPLT06-SC-012:  Premier Court, Scott District


Topic Description:


The applicant is seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide one parcel of approximately ±7.0 acres into four (4) single-family residential lots ranging in size from ±.994 to ±2.122 acres.  Each property will be served by a private well and septic field.  The Preliminary Plat is included as Attachment 1.


The applicant is seeking a waiver of Section 5-8 of the Subdivision Ordinance (Cul-de-sac Streets) to allow a cul-de-sac greater than 700 feet.  The applicant is proposing a cul-de-sac of 940 feet.  The applicant’s justification is based on the minimum lot width requirement.  Furthermore, they assert the only feasible way to meet the desired cul-de-sac length would be through an inter-parcel connector to the property to the east; however, this property is zoned Rural Agricultural.  More detail is provided in the applicant’s statement of justification for the cul-de-sac length waiver and is included as Attachment 2.


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 February 16, 2006, the Planning Commission voted to approve the Premier Court Preliminary Plat including the waiver of Section 5-8, subject to the following conditions:


  1. The Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Plat entitled “Premier Court” dated December 16, 2005, and received in the Planning Office on February 7, 2006, except as modified by these conditions.  This approval is for a maximum of four (4) single-family residential lots and approval of the cul-de-sac length waiver. 


  1. Pursuant to Section 7-603 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, a landscape plan shall be submitted with the construction drawings for approval. 


3.      All driveway culverts shall pass the 10-year storm and be a minimum of 15 inches in diameter.


4.      Natural drainage swales shall be protected to the maximum extent possible.  The houses on Lots 3 and 4 are in drainage swales and shall be moved.


5.      A jurisdictional determination by the USACOE shall be provided with the first submission of the Final Construction Plans.  Permits, if required, are to be provided prior to approval of the Final Construction Plans.


6.      The applicant’s Certified Professional Soil Scientist shall contact the County’s Soil Scientist’s office to make changes to the final soil map.


7.      Existing ingress/egress easement shall be vacated within the proposed right-of-way dedication with the final plat.


8.      Proposed driveway culverts shall be shown.


9.      Grade along the line of sight on the sight distance profile shall be shown to be lowered at approximately station 75 where the stumps are shown to be removed.


10.  Centerline and curve data shall be shown on Final Construction Plans.




The property is located north of Airlie Road just outside the New Baltimore Service District. 






1.     Preliminary Plat

2.  Revised Statement of Justification