If there is a County public hearing sign on land near me, how do I find out what’s going on?
Property owners/applicants are required to post public hearing notices on properties which are the subject of an application for certain actions that need Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, or Board of Zoning Appeals review. To find out why the sign has been posted, call the Planning Division at (540) 422-8210.
Typically, the PC meets in the Warren Green Building at 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton. The work sessions and public hearings are held in the first floor meeting room of the Warren Green Building.
What does the PC do?
The PC holds public hearings on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, applications for Rezonings and Special Exceptions, amendments to ordinances, and the location of new public facilities. Before public hearings take place, county staff notifies by mail landowners who adjoin the property that is subject to a Rezoning or Special Exception request. The County also places advertisements in the local newspaper indicating all items on the Commission's public hearing agenda and the date, time and location of the public hearing.
The PC also holds work sessions on a variety of topics as part of its responsibility to provide planning advice to the BOS. Recent work sessions have been held on the topics of Telecommunications, Changes in the Agriculture Industry and Transfer of Development Rights.
When does the PC meet?
The PC meets on the third Thursday of the month. The regular public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. A work session is held, generally in the afternoon, prior to the public meeting. The Planning Commissioners often make site visits, and these are posted on the County calendar.
What is the Planning Commission?
The Fauquier County Planning Commission (PC) is an appointed five-member body charged with advising the Board of Supervisors (BOS) on all matters related to the orderly growth and development of the County. Each of the County’s five Magisterial Districts is represented by a Commissioner.