RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION REFERRING TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION A PROPOSED THE REVISION OF SECTION 3-2(A) OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is concerned with the increasing and cumulative impacts of rural subdivisions on private streets and easements; and

WHEREAS, the County is reviewing the need for additional stormwater and public street standards; and

WHEREAS, the adopted Comprehensive Planís Chapter 8 of the Rural Areas Land Use Plan has specific objectives for refining the Subdivision Ordinance in a manner that protects water resources and forested areas, significant archeological/historic sites and areas, areas of natural scenic vistas, and limiting impacts on the rural road network; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of May 2002, That the following draft change to the Subdivision Ordinance be forwarded to the Planning Commission for its publi hearing and recommendations:

3-2    Administrative Subdivisions.

A) The agent may approve subdivisions of up to three (3) one (1) lots, plus a residue, provided that:

1.      No bonding is required.

2.      The three two lots are cumulative for each parcel of record as of May 9, 1968.

3.      All necessary requirements of this Ordinance and other County Ordinances are met.

4.      The lot drainfield certification plat is approved by the Fauquier County Health Department.

5.      The highway entrance is approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

6.      The right-of-way for Type III private streets providing access and frontage to administrative subdivision lots shall not exceed 1,000 feet in length, exclusive of the turnaround. The Agent may modify this limitation to allow a right-of-way length of up to 5,000 feet upon the submission of a formal modification application containing sufficient justification to allow the Agent to find that the proposed modification is warranted based upon a determination by the Agent that: 1) properties through which the right-of-way will pass will not be unreasonably affected; 2) no alternative for providing access is realistically feasible, and 3) without the modification, the 1,000 foot limitation places an unreasonable restriction on the use of the property. (Amended by the Board of Supervisors on September 19, 1996.)