Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Golden Oaks Construction, Inc.

May 20, 2002

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth A. Cook

Community Development


The applicant is proposing a one-lot preliminary subdivision plan in the southwest corner of a ±37.8-acre parcel.  A companion administrative subdivision was approved in February 2002 that created two ±1.5-acre lots and the ±37.8-acre residue lot.  With this proposed subdivision, the resulting ±34.76-acre residue is the 85% non-common open space parcel, and it will be deed restricted as non-common open space.

A new private street will serve the lots already created through the administrative subdivision process.  The applicant proposes to share a common entrance along Elk Run Church Road with these parcels.  The residue parcel has access via an existing easement across an adjoining property to the south.  An individual well and drainfield will provide water and sewer service to the proposed lot.

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.

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that “…all preliminary plats acted on 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 referrals, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved or denied in accordance with the action of the Planning Commission.” 

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 April 25, 2002, the Planning Commission voted to approve The Paddocks at Elk Run Preliminary Plat, subject to the following conditions:

A.     The 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.

B.     A 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.

C.     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 December 11, 2000.

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 __.

Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                         DATE

CPSS #3401-                   

D.     Interpretive 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.

E.      The following three statements shall be placed on the final plat map:

i.        "The 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".

ii.       "The 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".

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

Attachment 1:  Preliminary Plat

Attachment 2:  Staff Report

 4-19-02 Memo

 4-19-02 Map

 4-19-02 Letter from Carson and Harris