applicants are seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide
approximately 14.0 acres into two (2) single-family
residential lots of ±2.87
and ±11.01 acres.
These two (2) divisions will exhaust all subdivision
potential on the property. An Administrative Division has
already been approved on the subject property prior to this
submission. However, County records have not been updated.
A copy of the Preliminary Plat is located in Attachment 1.
The property is entirely zoned Rural Agricultural (RA). All
adjacent properties are also zoned Rural Agriculture (RA).
property is on the north side of State Route 663 (Covingtons
Corner Road) west of its intersection with State Route 17
(Marsh Road) in Lee Magisterial District. The property is
also located just outside the Opal Service District as
designated in the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan.
of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary
plats approved 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
referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in
accordance with the actions of the Planning
The Planning Commission staff reports
are available upon request.
No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board
wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision
application. On July 29, 2004, the Planning Commission
voted to approve the Southall Meadows Preliminary Plat,
subject to the conditions noted below:
Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the
Preliminary Plat entitled "Southall Meadows Subdivision"
dated April 16, 2004, signed by Saundra D. O’Connell on
June 4, 2004 and received in the Planning Office on June
10, 2004, except as modified by these conditions. This
approval is for a maximum of two (2) residential lots.
Language shall be recorded on the deed for the BMP
outlot, identifying it as a lot for BMP only. On the
deed for the 11.08-acre portion of parcel 6, which is
split by an access easement, language shall be recorded
on the deed that the lot is a single lot and cannot be
A landscape plan shall be submitted with the Final
Construction Plan submission. The landscape plan shall
show compliance with the three basic landscaping
requirements established by Zoning Ordinance Section
7-603.2 for residential subdivisions.
For any areas planned for public street dedication or
private streets, street trees shall be planted at a
density of one tree per 50 linear feet along all areas
dedicated for use for vehicular access.
The County recommends that no below grade basements be
constructed on soils with high water table due to
wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the
structure is designed by a licensed professional
engineer to assure a dry basement and preclude wet yards
and recirculation of pumped or collected water. Unless,
in the opinion of the County Engineer, the topography of
the lot in relation to the overlot-grading plan
precludes grading the site to drain the basement to
daylight, all basements shall be designed to gravity
daylight without assistance from mechanical means. All
discharged water (mechanical or gravity) must be
conveyed to the subdivision stormwater collection system
and discharged through the stormwater management
facilities. Drainage easements, where necessary, shall
be placed on the final plat. A note shall be placed on
the final plat stating, “Basements are not recommended
in mapping units 10A, 10B, 15B, 16B, 22B, 38B & 110A.
Basements in these mapping units are subject to flooding
due to high seasonal water tables. Sump systems may run
continuously, leading to possible premature pump
plan shall comply with the Fauquier County Stormwater
Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)
shall adjust the Type I Soil Map soil lines or shall
adjust the Preliminary Soil Map with revisions onto the
final construction plan. This shall be done in the
field and checked for any additional soils information
to be added to the Final Construction Plan.
Interpretive information from the Type I soil report for
each mapping unit shown on the above Final Construction
Plan shall be placed on the same sheet as the soil map.
Also a Symbols Legend shall be placed on the Final
Construction Plan to identify spot symbols.
final soil map shall be filed in the front office of
Community Development and the Building Department to be
used exclusively for obtaining soils information for
this proposed subdivision.
Two copies of this final soil map with original CPSS
signature shall be submitted to the Soil Scientist Office
before final plat approval is made.
final signature sets shall require original CPSS
Mapping unit 69A is a hydric soil. A wetland study shall
be required at final plat stage.
statements under Home Sites and Road Construction
shall be placed on the same sheet as the final soils
PRIOR TO FINAL CONSTRUCTION PLAN APPROVAL, IT
SHALL BE AGREED THAT ALL DRAINFIELD AREAS ARE TO BE
SURROUNDED BY SAFETY FENCING AND NO CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC
SHALL CROSS NOR SHALL LAND DISTURBANCE OCCUR IN THESE AREAS.
THE FENCING OF THESE AREAS IS TO BE VERIFIED BY COUNTY STAFF
BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF THE LAND DISTURBING PERMIT.
Foundations placed in soil mapping units that
show a moderate, high, or very high shrink-swell potential
in the most recent Interpretive Guide to the Soils of
Fauquier County, Virginia will require a
geotechnical evaluation in order to determine proper design.
The County recommends that before road or home
construction begins in soil mapping unit 64B, a
site-specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow to
bedrock areas are identified. These areas may require
blasting if deep cuts or excavations are done.
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 April
This Virginia Certified
Professional Soil Scientist has field reviewed and
adjusted the preliminary soil information onto the
final plat (1” = 50’) and certifies that this is the
Best Available Soils Information to Date for Lots 1
Va. Certified Professional Soil