(Left to right) J.C. Miller, Jordan Rockwell, Scott Bowling, Rusty Orick and Marie Ayers discussing a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Planning Commission met Monday evening, approving several minor lot subdivisions, as well as discussing a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

Planning commission members approved the preliminary plat for a minor lot subdivision for Curtis Taylor on Willowtree Lane at Jacksboro. The property has an existing easement. 

According to county planner Jordan Rockwell, there were no issues with the request. 

Also approved on Rockwell’s recommendation was a minor lot subdivision for Jordan and Brittany Phillips on Wolf Hollow Lane at Jacksboro. 

Another minor lot subdivision approved was for Todd Nance on Old Middlesboro Highway in La Follette. 

Rockwell said he had recently gone and checked the property out since it had it’s own easement.

“The easement is dirt and gravel, but it looks pretty good and meets our county standards,” Rockwell said.

Eugene McKamey had a minor lot subdivision approved on Pinecrest Road, Jacksboro, as well. The property has an existing easement that Rockwell said he had also checked. 

Susie Love also had a minor lot subdivision approved on Pine Tree Lane at Caryville. The property owner had sold the property and needed to have it resurveyed due to the original survey not listing it as subdivided.

“This is housekeeping basically and just needs recorded,” Rockwell said.

Brent Hope with Crutchfield Surveys of Jacksboro shows maps. (Left to right) Rusty Orick, Marie Ayers, Greg Leach, Rob Woodson and Charles “Goat” Baird.

The preliminary design package for a Planned Unit Development from I-75 Land Partners LLC on Brantley Lane in La Follette. was presented to members of the county planning commission. 

The PUD will consist of 16 lots on 46 acres. (CORRECTION – this should read 46 lots on 16 acres) The roads and accesses will all be put into county standards, according to developers.

Rockwell said it needed to be annexed into the city of La Follette, because it would be getting water and sewer through the city and emergency services. His recommendation was that if the developer wanted the property annexed, now was the time to do it.

“Once it’s subdivided, it’s very hard to get it annexed,” Rockwell said. 

Rockwell said whether or not the PUD was annexed was between the developer and the City of La Follette.

Planning commission members voted in approval of the preliminary concept plan for the PUD. The homes in the PUD will be residential only, not vacation homes. 

A subdivision regulation amendment revision regarding decentralized sewer systems was also discussed.

The revision has to deal with how much of the primary sewer drip field the county requires in standards for subdivisions and PUDs. The revision would change the backup drip field requirement from 100 percent to 50 percent of the primary drip field with decentalized sewer systems.

The Planning commission will still have to have a public hearing on the revision next month.

Miscellaneous items on the planning commission agenda included comments about TDOT’s Transportation Plan kickoff.

According to Rockwell, TDOT sent surveys and questions for planning commission members to look at and fill out. A TDOT representative will then be at the March meeting to discuss the survey.

Rockwell also reported to planning commission members that the Caryville Cares Fundraising dinner will be Saturday, March 12, at 5 pm at Hidden Spring Farm on General Stiner Hwy near the Frontier Store. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/08/2022-6AM)