Fauquier County Planning Commission
FROM: Elizabeth Cook, Chief of Planning
April 19, 2002
Subdivision Plan #PP02-CR-06
The Paddocks at Elk Run
Golden Oaks Construction,
The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide ±37.8 acres zoned RA (Rural Agriculture) into one (1) single-family detached lot and a residue parcel. The proposed lot is ±3 acres in size. A companion administrative subdivision was approved in February 2002, which created two ±1.5-acre lots and a residue parcel of ±37.8 acres. The property is located on the north side of Elk Run Church Road (Route 634) north of its intersection with Ensors Shop Road (Route 637) in the Cedar Run magisterial district.
On March 28, 2002, the Planning Commission postponed action on this request to allow the applicant time to meet with the County Soil Scientist to address his concerns regarding the placement of the proposed house and drainfield locations on the residue parcel. As shown on the preliminary plat, a future driveway would cross environmentally sensitive soils.
of the March Planning Commission meeting, the following items were
The preliminary plat needs to be appropriately titled.
A street name for the private street located on the preliminary
plat must be indicated on the plat.
The fence height and location need to be indicated on the
The County Engineer has questioned the house and drainfield
location for the residue parcel. Staff
would like the applicant to confer with the County Soil Scientist to
determine whether these facilities could be relocated to protect
environmentally sensitive areas. Relocation
might also be of benefit to the applicant by reducing the length of
driveway to be maintained.
applicant has submitted a revised plat that names the proposed subdivision
"The Paddocks at Elk Run".
Hawks Lane is the proposed street name for the private drive.
The fence shown on the plat is located on the adjoining property.
The revised plat indicates an existing 50-foot ingress/egress
easement through the adjoining property, which is the location of an
existing roadway that the applicant proposes to use as the driveway for
the residue lot. The County
Soil Scientist has reviewed the revised plat and has indicated that he is
comfortable with this driveway location.
Staff has reviewed the revised preliminary subdivision plan and finds it in conformance with County ordinances. Staff recommends that the Planning Commission approve this preliminary plat subject to the following conditions:
final plat shall be in general conformance with the preliminary
subdivision plat entitled "The Paddocks at Elk Run" dated
February 8, 2002, revised April 10, 2002 and received in the Planning
Office on April 10, 2002.
Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) shall adjust the
Type I Soil Map soil lines 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.
signature block shall be placed on this plat for the CPSS to sign which
information from the Type I soil report 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.
following three statements shall be placed on the final plat map:
County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soil
mapping units 10A, 13B, 16B, 50B, 313B, 413B & C, 434B & C due to
wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed
by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer".
County recommends that before road or home construction begins in map
units 33B and C, a site specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow
to bedrock areas are identified. These
areas may require blasting if deep cut or excavation is done".
a home is started the builder shall mark the drainfield area off and not
disturb it during construction".
Attachment A – April 10, 2002 Revised Plat
Attachment B – Carson Harris Response Letter
Kevin Burke, Deputy County Attorney
P.D. Carr, Director