Developments That Require Site Plans
Site plans must be prepared by a Virginia-licensed Architect, Professional Engineer, Certified Landscape Architect, or Land Surveyor and are required for the following developments:
- All business and industrial facilities including off street parking
- All institutional facilities such as schools, hospitals, and clubs
- All residential developments involving more than four (4) dwelling units in one building or on one lot
- All residential developments in A-1 districts involving more than two (2) dwelling units in one building or on one lot; the site plan shall show that the arrangement of such additional dwellings are in such a manner that if the lot or parcel of land is ever divided, no substandard lots or non-conforming buildings are created
- Manufactured home parks
- Conditional zoning, rezoning applications, or special use permit applications
Each Site Plan shall include or identify as a minimum:
- Lot dimensions with property line monuments
- Location and size of existing and proposed structures
- Easements (public and private)
- Water courses
- Roads or street names
- Road rights of way
- Owners of record of all abutting property affected by the proposed development
- Location of all utilities and connections thereto
- Drainage districts
- Any grave, object or structure marking a place of burial
- When the land involved lies wholly or partly within an area subject to the joint control of more than one political subdivision, the site plan shall be submitted to the local commission or other designated agent of the political subdivision in which the tract of land is located
- When the land involved lies wholly or partly within a zoning district subject to landscaping requirements imposed under this chapter, the area to be landscaped shall be clearly marked on the site plan and shall include a detailed list of the materials to be used, plant species and height or size at time of planting
- When the land involved lies wholly or partly within a zoning district subject to sidewalk requirements imposed under this chapter, such proposed sidewalks shall be clearly marked on the site plan, such plan being approved by VDOT and Campbell County as evidenced by the appropriate signatures. The Zoning Administrator may waive this requirement after consultation with VDOT, for areas where sidewalks do not presently exist, and are not likely to be constructed
- When any part of the land proposed for subdivision lies in a mapped dam break inundation zone such fact shall be set forth on the site plan
- When the land involved lies wholly or partly within a zoning district subject to buffering and screening requirements imposed under this chapter, or qualifies as a solar energy 193 12/3/19 project, the buffering and screening shall be clearly marked on the site plan and shall include a detailed list of the materials to be used, plant species, height or size at the time of planting, and mature height or size.
- When the land involved qualifies as a solar energy project, traffic impact on any road upon which the solar energy project will front shall be included with the plan for the period of construction and post-construction. The applicant shall state the actions they intend to take to mitigate the impact of increased traffic to the site.
- When the land involved qualifies as a solar energy project, a decommissioning plan, which may include the anticipated life of the project, the estimated cost of decommissioning, how such an estimate was determined, and the manner in which the project will be decommissioned. When a solar energy project is scheduled to be abandoned, the facility owner or operator shall notify the Zoning Administrator in writing prior to ceasing operations and shall provide a schedule for implementation of the decommissioning plan. If any solar energy project is not operated for a continuous period of one (1) year, or if the work called for in the decommissioning plan fails to progress in a timely manner, the Board of Supervisors may take any necessary action to compel the physical removal of the solar energy project in compliance with the decommissioning plan after written notice is provided to the project owner by certified mail. The project owner shall have thirty (30) days from the date of the letter to provide a written explanation of the inactivity and to request a delay in action by the Board of Supervisors.
The County shall require an owner, lessee, or developer of real property subject to this section to enter into a written agreement to decommission solar energy equipment, facilities, or devices upon the following terms and conditions:
- If the party that enters into such written agreement with the County defaults in the obligation to decommission such equipment, facilities, or devices in the timeframe set out in such agreement, the County has the right to enter the real property of the record title owner of such property without further consent of such owner and to engage in decommissioning and
- Such owner, lessee, or developer provides financial assurance of such performance to the County in the form of certified funds, cash escrow, bond, letter of credit, or parent guarantee, based upon an estimate of a professional engineer licensed in the Commonwealth, who is engaged by the applicant, with experience in preparing decommissioning estimates and approved by the County; such estimate shall not exceed the total of the projected cost of decommissioning, which may include the net salvage value of such equipment, facilities, or devices, plus a reasonable allowance for estimated administrative costs related to a default of the owner, lessee, or developer, and an annual inflation factor.