An Infrastructure Plan is an engineered document that is required for the subdivision of commercially-zoned or industrially-zoned property into multiple lots, or for the planning and development of public infrastructure projects. Infrastructure Plans follow the Construction/Infrastructure Plan requirements and processes found in Section 10-6 of the Subdivision Ordinance. After approval of the Infrastructure Plan, a Final Plat of subdivision must be submitted for review and approval to record new parcels.

If the proposed development will create one new lot only, will not involve any infrastructure development, and will not require Bonding, the proposed subdivision may qualify for a plat of Non-Residential Development instead of an Infrastructure Plan. Please contact Zoning and Development Services staff to discuss the details of your particular project at 540-422-8220.

Infrastructure Plan Review and Approval Process

PRE-APPLICATION MEETING (OPTIONAL)

It is recommend the owner or applicant schedule a Pre-Application Meeting, prior to submission of a Infrastructure Plan.

  • For any application that involves public water or sewer, a Pre-Design meeting is required with the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (FCWSA). Contact FCWSA at 540-349-2092 or visit the website at www.fcwsa.org  

STEP 1: COUNTY COMPLETENESS REVIEW

A minimum submission requirements review is required prior to the first submission of the Infrastructure Plan to the County Community Development office.

      Minimum Submission Review Requirements:

STEP 2: REVIEW & APPROVAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

A complete application must be submitted to Community Development to begin the County review and approval process for all Infrastructure Plans; incomplete submissions will be rejected and returned to the applicant.

A.   First Submission Minimum Requirements:

     Additional Information that may be required:

  • Any additional requirements specified by the Pre-Application Meeting (if meeting was held).

  • Final Soils Report and Map

  • Projects Served by Individual Septic: A complete Application for Subdivision Review by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), including all supporting documentation, must be submitted to Community Development with the first plan submission. Contact the Fauquier office of VDH at 540-347-6363 or visit the office of Environmental Health at 98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 41 and 42, Warrenton VA. See Sanitary Sewer and Water for required plat notes.

  • Projects Served by Public Water and/or Sewer through FCWSA: Concurrent FCWSA and Community Development submissions are required. FCWSA checklist and submission requirements can be found at the www.fcwsa.org website under “Engineering, Construction and Planning”. Proof of submission to FCWSA is required with the first plan submission to Community Development.

B.  Second Submission Requirements:

  • No submission fee is due with the Second Submission.

  • A typed comment response letter addressing each review agency’s comments individually, and detailing the plan revisions made. The number of letter copies submitted should equal the number of review agencies commenting.

  • A revised set of plans with changes highlighted on each copy. The number of plan copies submitted should equal the number of review agencies commenting, unless changes will affect other review agencies, plus one copy.

  • Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Fee (Fee based on total area of disturbance, 50% payable with the second plan submission)

  • Flash Drive containing individual PDF copies of all re-submission materials and documentation.  

C.  Third and Subsequent Submissions:

  • $600 Flat Fee due at the time of re-submission.

  • A typed comment response letter addressing each review agency’s comments individually, and detailing the plan revisions made. The number of letter copies submitted should equal the number of review agencies commenting.

  • A revised set of plans with changes highlighted on each copy. The number of plan copies submitted should equal the number of review agencies commenting, unless changes will affect other review agencies, plus one copy.

  • Flash drive containing individual PDF copies of all re-submission materials and documentation.

     

D.   Signature Set Submission:

  • No Fee due with signature set submission, unless other unpaid fees are outstanding.

  • Eight (8) copies of the approved version of the Infrastructure Plan must be provided to Community Development. Four copies will be retained by the County, the remainder will be returned to the applicant along with an approval letter.

  • Flash drive containing the approved version of the Infrastructure Plan and any supporting documentation or calculations.

Additional Information

After approval of the Infrastructure Plan, the applicant has two options:

The applicant may choose to post required Bonds, and submit the Land Disturbing Permit Application to begin overall site clearing, grading and infrastructure installation;

OR

The applicant may choose to submit the Final Plat of subdivision for review. The Final Plat is the recorded document that will create the individual lots; until the Final Plat is recorded, the individual lots will not exist. After approval of the Final Plat of subdivision, the owner of each individual lot will be required to submit a separate Site Plan application for development of the subdivided parcels.

Plan Revisions and Amendments

The County allows for two processes to amend or revise approved Infrastructure Plans. A plan Revision is required to make minor changes, while a plan Amendment is required to make major changes. In either case, the applicant must contact Zoning and Development Services staff to discuss which process should be used for the proposed changes to the approved plan. Prior to filing an application for a Revision or an Amendment, the applicant must have pre-approval from the County case manager for the project. For more information, see Construction and Infrastructure Plan Amendments.

   

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