Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Herbert W. Lunceford, Owner

J. Scott Godfrey, Applicant

May 20, 2002

Staff Lead:


Deirdre B. Clark

Community Development




The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide approximately 122.6 acres zoned R-A (Rural-Agricultural) into one residential single-family lot of ± 1.7 acres and a residue parcel of approximately 120.89 acres.  This preliminary plat was reviewed previously for a special exception request to waive the requirement for a public street.  At its February 19, 2002 public hearing, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors approved Special Exception #02-CR-12 allowing the construction of a private street to serve the proposed ± 1.7-acre parcel and the residue parcel.   

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 Herbert W. Lunceford Division Preliminary Plat, subject to the following conditions: 

1.      The private street shall be constructed to a minimum width of twelve feet with grass shoulders.  The private street shall have a paved thirty-foot wide section for the first fifty feet of the entrance. The entire length of the right-of-way shall be no less than fifty feet and the access to Old Auburn Road, Route 670 shall be as indicated on the special exception plat and approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

2.      Appropriately sized ditches, as determined by the County Engineer, shall be constructed along the private street. 

3.      The private street shall serve no more than the one new lot and the residue lot indicated on the special exception plat. 

4.      The applicant shall obtain the proper land disturbing permits from the County if the area to be disturbed is in excess of 10,000 square feet and/or is disturbed prior to obtaining zoning and building permits for either of the two lots. 

5.      Prior to subdividing the property, a road maintenance agreement applicable to all users of the private street will be executed.  The subdivision plat and deed shall include the private street notation referenced in Section 7-306 of the Zoning Ordinance.

6.  The slope of the private road shall not exceed 12%.


Attachment 1:  Staff Report