Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Amos Lee and Jane Shipe


April 13, 2006


Staff Lead:


Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District: 


Cedar Run




Shipe’s Ridge:  Preliminary Plat PPLT02-CR-012, Cedar Run District


 Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking renewal of a previously approved Preliminary Plat approval to divide 17.4760 acres into four (4) single family lots ranging in size from two (2) to ten (10) acres.  Each property will be served by individual wells and drainfields.  The Preliminary Plat is included as Attachment 1.

The Preliminary Plat was approved by the Fauquier County Planning Commission on July 25, 2002 and placed on the Board of Supervisors’ August 19, 2002 consent agenda.  The applicant requested a Preliminary Plat extension on January 23, 2004; however, since that time the Preliminary Plat has expired.  The applicant was required to obtain permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and/or Department of Environmental Quality for construction of two (2) ponds shown on the Final Construction Plans, which delayed progress of the Final Construction Plans.  The applicant has been pursuing Final Plat approval and at this point has minor revisions to make to the Final Construction Plans. 

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 March 30, 2006, the Planning Commission voted to approve the Shipe’s Ridge 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 “Shipe’s Ridge” dated March 11, 2002, last revised July 11, 2002 and received in the Planning Office on February 8, 2006, except as modified by these conditions.  This approval is for a maximum of four (4) single-family residential lots. 


  1. 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.


  1. A Virginia Certified Professional Soils Scientist (CPSS) shall adjust the preliminary soil map lines (with revisions) onto the final drainfield plat.  This shall be done in the field and checked for any additional soil information to be added to the final scale plat map.


  1. Interpretive information from the County Interpretive Guide for each mapping unit shown on the above plat shall be placed on the same soil map.  Also, a Symbols Legend shall be placed on the plat map to identify spot symbols.


  1. A signature block shall be placed on this 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 August 21, 2001.

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 1-____.

Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                          DATE

CPSS #3401-              


  1. The following statements shall be placed on the same plat map:


    1. “The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units 10B, 13B, 313B and C, 416C and 434B due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Professional Engineer.”


    1. “The County recommends that before road or home construction begins in the soil mapping unit 33C a site specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow to bedrock areas are identified.  These areas may require blasting if deep cuts or excavation is done.”


    1. “Before a home is started, the builder shall mark the drainfield area off and not disturb it during construction.”


  1. The shared driveway aprons shall be designed and paved to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) standards and appropriate bonding shall be posted as required by the County and/or VDOT.


  1. No additional driveway locations shall be permitted along Elk Run Road.


The parcel is located on the south side of Elk Run Road (Route 806), between its intersection with Ensors Shop Road (Route 637) and Roselawn Lane (private).
























Attachment:   Preliminary Plat

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