TOP PHOTO: Campbell County Planning Commission members met Monday evening and discussed several subdivision regulation amendments.
By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Planning Commission members met Monday evening and discussed several subdivision regulation amendments.
These included a subdivision regulation amendment regarding minimum lot size for private sewer systems, as well as an amendment regarding planned urban developments (PUD).
The PUD lot size regulation amendment would allow smaller lots to be subdivided.
“This is something we should have already had in our regulations. It doesn’t change the density requirements, but does allow developers some flexibility,” said county planner Jordan Rockwell.
“As long as overall density meets regulations, but if there is that open space we can factor it in. There would have to be open spaces to offset those smaller lots. We won’t be changing the density minimums, just in how they have to meet them,” Rockwell said.
The other amendment discussed dealt with minimum lot size for private sewer systems. A developer had requested minimum lot size go down from 20,000 to 7,500. County Planner Jordan Rockwell said he drew something up that would be a compromise, but that he wasn’t comfortable with reducing it that much. The amendment suggested by Rockwell for minimum lot size requirements for private sewer systems was 12,500 square feet.
“I feel comfortable going down from 20,000 to 12,500. This is a compromise I felt comfortable with, and I think most developers will be okay with,” Rockwell said.
Rockwell said he doesn’t want sewer systems to fail and that he has concerns about minimum lot sizes going down to 7,500 for these private sewer systems and it falling back on the county.
“Having room for a backup drip field should give us some assurance. This is a compromise that will allow for some development,” Rockwell said.
Planning Commission members voted to send both amendments to go to public hearings which will most likely be held in December.
Also discussed and approved were two minor lot combinations. Both were approved at the recommendation of the county planner.
Minor lot combinations approved included one for Jonathan Sisk on Little Fawn Point Road and one for Abraham Steynberg at Mountain Crest Drive.
Also approved was a simple two lot subdivision at Deerfield without any variances. Another was a seven-acre tract that will need a one-acre tract split off of property in Indian River for Debbie Farmer. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/05/2021-6AM)