County of York, VA
 
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The purpose of the development plan is to provide details and specifications relative to a subdivision, or phase thereof, which will ensure full compliance with all applicable ordinances, regulations, requirements, and policies of the County and other review agencies. The development plan is intended to be a fully-engineered construction blueprint which addresses all development issues and details and from which a determination can be made relative to the adequacy of the design elements and facilities proposed. In this regard, the agent shall generally not accept development plans containing less than a complete subdivision or phase thereof.
[Ord. No. 05-33, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 17-11, 9-19-2017]
The subdivider shall submit to the agent 13 folded copies of the development plan on twenty-four inch by thirty-six inch blue-line or black-line prints at a horizontal scale no smaller than five feet to the inch and a vertical scale of five feet to the inch except in cases where the agent has approved an alternate scale. Where more than one sheet is used, sheets shall be numbered in sequence and match-lines shall be provided and labeled.
The following information for the subdivision or part thereof shall be shown on the development plan or within the attachments to the development plan:
(a) 
The name of the subdivision, owner, subdivider, surveyor and engineer, and the date of drawing, number of sheets, graphic (bar) scale and phase designation. Unless otherwise excepted by the agent, the side line of each sheet shall be a north-pointing (from bottom to top) grid line and labeled as such. If true north is used, the method of determination shall be shown.
(b) 
The location of the proposed subdivision, or part thereof, on an inset map at a scale of not less than 2,000 feet to the inch showing adjoining roads, their names and numbers, towns, subdivisions, watercourses, and other landmarks. Said inset map shall be oriented north.
(c) 
A boundary survey providing a closure within an accuracy of not less than one in 10,000.
(d) 
Land use data, including:
(1) 
The total acreage of the property or properties to the nearest 0.10 acre;
(2) 
The acreage of the area to be subdivided to the nearest 0.10 acre;
(3) 
The acreage and percentage of the total area of undevelopable areas as defined by § 24.1-203 of the zoning ordinance;
(4) 
The zoning district classification;
(5) 
A summary of zoning district requirements including minimum lot size, yard and setback provisions, and any other pertinent regulations such as the cluster requirements, if that technique is being utilized;
(6) 
The acreage and percentage of the total area included within common areas;
(7) 
The acreage and percentage of the total area within landscaped open space areas;
(8) 
The acreage and percentage of the total area within road rights-of-way;
(9) 
The acreage and percentage of the total area of impervious surface area within the proposed subdivision and including the maximum allowable impervious cover for each lot that has been used in the stormwater management system design;
(10) 
The acreage and percentage of the total area within resource protection areas and resource management areas respectively; including the acreage of buildable area outside of the RPA on each lot as required by § 23.2-7(c) of this code.
(11) 
The number of lots or units;
(12) 
The density, both net and gross;
(13) 
The maximum, minimum, and average lot sizes.
(e) 
The location of any primary geodetic control network monument within the boundaries of the tract or within two kilometers of the property with reference, identification and the X-Y coordinate value in U.S. survey feet or meters.
(f) 
The names of owners, location of existing property lines, parcel identification numbers, and zoning classification within the boundaries of the tract and for all properties adjacent thereto.
(g) 
All existing, platted and proposed streets and public rights-of-way and their names, numbers and widths (both pavement and right-of-way). The data of all curves along street frontages shall be shown at the curve or in a curve data table and shall contain the following:
(1) 
Delta.
(2) 
Radius.
(3) 
Arc.
(4) 
Tangent.
(5) 
Chord.
(6) 
Chord bearings.
Plan, profile, and cross-section views of all proposed street rights-of-way shall be shown including street line, center lines, type and depth of base and pavement, compaction, drainage facilities, shoulders, sidewalks, monuments, utility placements, and other features of the proposed streets.
(h) 
All existing and proposed utility and other easements, including landscape, preservation or conservation easements, public areas, and parking spaces.
(i) 
All utility placements shall be shown with plan and profile views and shall include:
(1) 
Size, location, and method of proposed connections to existing utilities.
(2) 
Size and location of proposed facilities showing proposed water meters, gate valves, fire hydrants, fittings, manholes, sewer laterals and clean-outs, grinder pumps, and manhole rim and invert elevations and percent of slope.
(3) 
Location, design, and details of sewage pump stations.
(4) 
Location, design, and details of water well facilities which are to be part of a central water system with health department and State Water Control Board (if applicable) approvals attached.
(5) 
Location of water wells on individual lots which are not to be a part of a central water system for either potable or non-potable purposes with health department and State Water Control Board (if applicable) approvals attached.
(6) 
Location and design of septic systems, both primary and reserve, including soils information, horizontal and vertical separations between drainlines, average water table, and finished ground surface. Health department approvals shall be attached.
(j) 
All proposed lots, lot areas, building setback, and yard lines. All lots shall be located and dimensioned by bearings and distances or X-Y coordinate values in U.S. survey feet or meters.
(k) 
Existing and proposed site topography at a contour interval of no more than two feet based on mean sea level with spot elevations provided at and along all proposed grade changes. At a minimum, the existing and proposed elevation at each corner of each lot along with the existing and proposed high or low point between lot corners shall be provided. Areas having slopes in excess of 30% shall be delineated on the plan.
(l) 
A drainage plan showing the proposed drainage system including all existing and proposed culverts, drains, open ditches, storm drain pipes, watercourses, lakes and other stormwater management facilities proposed to convey the subdivision drainage to an adequate channel, pipe or stormwater system. Stormwater management criteria consistent with the provisions of the Virginia Stormwater Management Regulations (9 VAC 25-870-10), as they may be amended from time to time shall be satisfied. The development plan shall include detailed information about the sizing of all pipes and ditches, types of pipes, ditch linings, location and extent of drainage easements, and the location and extent of all existing or proposed stormwater management facilities, their depths, slopes, invert elevations, lining, and other pertinent data. Drainage calculations shall be submitted with drainage area maps showing the pre and post development conditions and the route of the travel used to determine the time of concentration to verify the design of the drainage system including the down-stream adequacy of the channel, pipe or stormwater system receiving run-off from the subdivision. Positive drainage off of each lot must be demonstrated and the direction of drainage flows shall be shown on the plan.
(m) 
An erosion control plan showing the location, type, and details of proposed erosion and sediment control devices to be used during and after construction. The erosion control plan shall meet or exceed all requirements of Chapter 10 of this Code (Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance) and shall be provided as a separate plan sheet.
(n) 
The location of any floodplain area as depicted on the flood insurance rate map (FIRM) for the County as published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency including the flood hazard zone designation(s) and elevation(s) and any other information required by the floodplain management area provisions of the zoning ordinance for floodplain areas. Where none of the area contained in the subdivision lies within a floodplain area, a note to this effect shall be shown on the face of the development plan.
(o) 
The location of all proposed secondary ground control network monuments.
(p) 
The location and identification by size and common name of all single heritage, memorial or specimen trees and/or groups thereof.
(q) 
The location and design, including color renderings, of any proposed signage or entrance monuments or structures including walls, fences, or similar features.
(r) 
The location, size, design and type of all streetlights proposed to be installed.
(s) 
A landscape plan prepared in accordance with the standards for such plans contained in Chapter 24.1, Zoning, of this Code, for all common areas, entrance ways, and other areas where replacement or additional landscaping is required or proposed.
(t) 
Identification of any portion or portions of the subdivision or phase thereof which is or may be located in a Watershed Management and Protection Area or Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area. Such identification shall be accompanied by a Natural Resources Inventory as defined in Chapter 23.2 and shall also include information concerning any natural areas identified pursuant to the requirements of § 24.1-260(d) of the zoning ordinance.
(u) 
The location and extent of any known or suspected archaeological sites, historic sites, cemeteries, individual grave sites, and other similar cultural resources and including, as an attachment, a narrative description of the resource and its potential significance.
(v) 
All parcels of land to be dedicated for public use or for the common use of the property owners and the conditions, if any, of such dedication.
[Ord. No. 05-33, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 14-24, 11-18-2014; Ord. No. 17-11, 9-19-2017]
In addition to the information required to be shown on the development plan, the following materials shall be submitted to the agent to supplement the plan sheets:
(a) 
A copy of the documents for any property owners association which is proposed to be created or expanded and which would apply to the lots created by the subdivision. Such documents shall be prepared in accordance with § 55-508 et seq., Code of Virginia.
(b) 
A copy of any other documentation which establishes responsibility for maintenance or perpetuation of any feature or element within the subdivision including, but not limited to, streets, sidewalks, streetlights, landscaping, drainage facilities, or common elements.
(c) 
A disclosure statement as required by § 20.5-48(c)(2) of this chapter, except that if no change has occurred since its previous submission, a new statement shall not be required.
(d) 
A statement, certified by a duly licensed attorney, defining and describing who has title to each tract of land contained within the subdivision and specifically describing any title defects or encumbrances affecting, or potentially affecting, any portion of the property proposed to be dedicated to public use.
(e) 
A table of statistical data for the subdivision or phase thereof detailing for each lot the following information:
(1) 
Total area;
(2) 
Undevelopable area, as defined in § 24.1-203 of the zoning ordinance, platted as part of the lot;
(3) 
Net developable area;
(4) 
Buildable lot area (excluding required yards, buffers and setbacks).
The table shall also include a column for assigning parcel identification numbers to each lot. This information will be assigned during the review process and returned to the subdivider for incorporation into the final plat.
(f) 
Evidence that all required environmental permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Marine Resources Commission and/or the York County Wetlands/Chesapeake Bay Board have been obtained or are unnecessary shall be submitted where the Natural Resources Inventory indicates that wetlands, State waters, waters of the US and/or Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area disturbances will occur as a result of the proposed subdivision.
(g) 
The materials identified and required in § 20.5-48 shall also be provided in the event a preliminary plan was not required or submitted.
The format of plan sheets submitted shall be in conformance with Figure IV-A.