Owner/Applicant:                                                    Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Arlington Builders, Inc.                                                                         November 18, 2002

Staff Lead:                                                                                                     Department:

Deirdre B. Clark                                                                             Community Development  




The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide approximately 2.0 acres zoned Village (V) into two (2) single-family residential lots of ± 1.0 acre each.  The property is located on the west side of Springs Road (Route 802) between its intersection with Canterbury Drive and Springs Hollow Drive in the Village of Turnbull .

Section 9-7 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 Commission."                                                                            

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

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 October 24, 2002 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Arlington Builders, Inc., Property Subdivision Preliminary Plat subject to the following conditions:

1.      The final plat shall be in general conformance with the preliminary subdivision plat entitled "Preliminary Plan, Plat Showing Boundary and Division, Arlington Builders, Inc., Property – Lot 3" dated September 9, 2002 and received in the Planning Office on September 25, 2002.      

2.      A Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) shall adjust the Type I Soil Map soil lines onto the final plat.  This shall be done in the field and checked for any additional soil information to be added to the final scale plat map.

3.      The location for the reserve drainfield for Lot 3A must be revised to remove it from soil mapping unit 200.

4.      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 May 17, 2002 .

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.


Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                         DATE

CPSS #3401-             


5.      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.

           6.  The following statements shall be placed on the same plat map:         

·        "The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units 16C due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer."

·        "The County recommends that before road or home construction begins in the soil mapping units 25B, 325C, and 325D a site specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow to bedrock areas are identified. These areas may require blasting if deep cuts or excavation is done."

·        "Structures placed on mapping unit 200 will require a geo-technical study and the foundation will need to be designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer in Accordance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code."

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

7.      The foundation drainlines should be daylighted for gravity flow on all structures.

8.   Neither a drainfield nor a reserve drainfield shall be located in soil unit 200.

9.      The shared driveway apron shall be designed and paved to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) standards and appropriate bonding shall be posted as required by the County and/or VDOT.

10.  Prior to final plat and construction plan approval, the applicant shall submit a detailed landscape plan as required pursuant to Section 7-600 of the Zoning Ordinance.


Preliminary Plat