COUNTY OF FAUQUIER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
JUNE 17, 2002
SUBJECT: 12th Addition to the Marshall/Warrenton Agricultural and Forestal District
EXPIRATION DATE OF DISTRICT: January 20, 2005
APPLICANTS: Charles C. and Deborah A. Cornwell
PARCEL ID#: 6956-48-3351 33.2741 acres
LOCATION: The subject parcel is located on the south side of Route 737, Conde Road
CURRENT ZONING: RA (Rural Agriculture)
SURROUNDING ZONING: North: RA and RC
East: RA and RC
West: RA and RC
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT: Marshall
STAFF PLANNER: Holly Meade
The Marshall/Warrenton Agricultural and Forestal District was originally created in 1981 and was renewed by the Board of Supervisors effective January 20, 1997, for an eight (8) year period, expiring on January 20, 2005. The District currently consists of 182 parcels and totals approximately 14,085.44 acres.
The applicants have requested the addition of approximately 33.274 acres to be added to the District. Copies of the application and parcel map are included in your package.
The application states this parcel is used for hay and pasture, and is a part-time owner-operated farm.
Review of the parcel indicates the site is mostly open with gently rolling terrain. The majority of the soils types consist of secondary pasture land. The subject property was discovered to have the following soil types:
· 25C – Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils (Hazel) and very deep, well drained, yellowish-brown loamy soils (Edgemont) on summits and gently sloping backslopes.
· 25D – Moderately deep, excessively drained, yellowish-brown coarse-loamy soils on narrow summits and moderately steep backslopes; 0.1 to 2% rock outcrop
· 26C – Very deep, well drained, red clayey soils on undulating summits and strongly sloping backslopes
· 125D – Moderately deep, excessively drained light yellowish-brown loamy soils on narrow summits and moderately steep backslopes; loose stones cover 0.1-5% and rock outcrop 0.1-2% of the surface
PLANNING COMMISSION AND AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
The Planning Commission and the Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Committee voted to recommend approval for the following reasons:
· Review of the natural features of this parcel indicates that there are significant resources which are worthy of protection and would enhance the District, and
· The parcel meets the criteria for evaluating the factors for inclusion into the District as required by Section 15.2-4306 of the Code of Virginia, and
· The parcels meet the County requirements for inclusion into the District since they consist of a working farm.
In addition, the both groups recommend approval with the following condition:
If any of the parcel is subdivided or boundary adjusted to
below 25 acres then the parcel shall be removed from the District.