owner, Thomas H. Thorpe, has requested the land use
designation for his identified property be changed in
Chapter 7-Land Use Plan-Villages & Settlements of the
Comprehensive Plan. Approval of the request would result in
the subject property designation being changed from
“Village” to “Rural Agriculture.”
Background and Analysis:
14, 2006, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors initiated
a Comprehensive Plan Amendment that was requested by Mr.
Thorpe. The proposed amendment requests the removal of the
“Village” designation within the Comprehensive Plan for the
Thorpe property identified as PIN 7839-44-7577-000. This
requested Comprehensive Plan land use designation change to
Rural Agriculture (RA) would allow the property owner to
place his land in a conservation easement.
on the following page identifies the location of the subject
parcel and its existing zoning within and around the Village
of Bristersburg. The yellow area is zoned Village (V) and
all the other areas are zoned Rural Agriculture.
illustrates how the current Bristersburg Village Land Use
Plan Map will be amended per this proposed plan amendment.
The 1977 Comprehensive Plan boundaries for Bristersburg
Village currently include the area zoned as well as some
outlying acreage contiguous to the areas zoned.
Comprehensive Plan Amendment would increase the supply of
land designated for Rural Agriculture use in the county and
achieve a “hard edge” of rural land around a portion of
Bristersburg Village. The amendment would also help to
preserve the historic setting of this crossroad village,
which was formed in the early 19th century along
a stagecoach road from Fredericksburg to Winchester.