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Planning & Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department administers the County's land use regulations. Department staff perform zoning and development review and serve as the first contact for developers and landowners who are considering new development or changes to existing development. Most importantly, the Planning and Zoning staff work alongside the community's citizens to create the long range goals, plans and strategies that shape the future of Northampton County.

GOALS

  1. As stated in the Northampton County Strategic Plan (July 26, 2002), to achieve, under the leadership of the County Administrator, the goals set forth by the Board of Supervisors; to provide efficient, effective, equitable services to our citizens and visitors.
  2. To ensure that sound land use and development practices are employed and guide future development in an efficient and serviceable manner which is protective of Northampton County's predominantly rural, coastal, and ecologically sensitive character.
  3. To regularly review and revise the County's land use documents and consistently enforce ordinances.
  4. To maintain an adequate, high-quality staff to provide efficient, timely service to residents and towns.

Special notes and other information:

Public Notice


The Northampton County Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, Va., for the purpose of conducting public hearings on the following matters.

A. Zoning Map Petition 2014-02: Kiptopeke Villas, LLC has applied to rezone property containing 35,501 square feet of land from Hamlet, (H) to Commercial, (C-1) for the purpose of building and operating 12 efficiency type motel units to be used as a principal multi-family attached dwelling unit – apartments for workforce housing in the off season. The property is described as Tax Map 112, double circle A, parcel 69, located in Kiptopeke.

B. Special Use Permit 2014-09: Kiptopeke Villas, LLC has applied to construct and operate a principal multi-family attached dwelling Unit – apartments. The property containing 1.52 acres of land, is described as Tax Map 112, double circle A, parcel 69, is zoned H, Hamlet, and located in Kiptopeke.

C. Special Use Permit 2014-08: Kiptopeke Villas, LLC has applied to construct a mass drainfield to serve the proposed principal multi-family attached dwelling unit - apartments to be located on parcel 69 of tax map 112, double circle 6. The drainfield will use two parcels containing 1.5 acres of land and is identified as Tax Map 112, double circle 6, parcel 4 and Tax Map 112, double circle 6, parcel 3 and are zoned H, Hamlet, and located in Kiptopeke.
D. Request to Withdraw from Glebe AFD: Mr. John Wescoat of Hungars Glebe, LLC has requested to withdraw property identified as tax map 18 double circle A, parcel 38 consisting of 561 acres from the Glebe AFD.
E. Ten-Year Review of Glebe AFD: Glebe AFD is located along both sides of Glebe Road (SR 622) and extending along the north and south side of Church Neck Road (SR 619).
F. Request to Withdraw & Subdivide parcel in Dalby’s AFD: David Smith of Smith-Wessels Living Trust has requested to subdivide 2.58 acres from a 46 acre parcel of land. The property is identified as Tax Map 98 double circle A, parcel 32 and located at the intersection of Lankford Highway and Arlington Road, Capeville.
G. Zoning Text Amendment 2014-01: The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has filed to amend the Northampton County Code, Chapter 154: Zoning Code, §154.003 Definitions as follows, 1. Add Group home. A respite care service facility, retirement home or supervised living residential facility that houses more than eight individuals or otherwise is not a “residential facility” as defined herein. Residential facility. (1) A group home or other residential facility for which the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is the licensing authority in which no more than eight individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental disabilities reside, with one or more resident or nonresident staff persons. “Mental illness” shall not include current illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance as defined in Va. Code § 54.1-3401. or (2) any assisted living facility or residential facility for which the Department of Social Services is the licensing authority and in which no more than eight aged, infirm or disabled persons reside, with one or more resident counselors or other staff. 2. Add the following use to Appendix A, Category 8, SF Single-Family Residential Uses as follows: a. Residential Facilities– allow by right in the Conservation, Agricultural, Hamlet, Waterfront Hamlet, Village – 1, Village – 2, Waterfront Village – 1, Waterfront Village – 2, Existing Cottage Community, Town Edge – 1, Town Edge – 2, Town Edge – Neighborhood Business districts; allow by minor special use permit in Village – Neighborhood Business and Waterfront Village – Neighborhood Business districts; and do not allow in Waterfront Village – Commercial, Town Edge – Commercial General, Existing Business, Commercial – 1 and Existing Industrial districts. b. Chart line number for Residential Facilities as “11”.

H. Zoning Text Amendment 2014-02: The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has filed to amend the Northampton County Code, Chapter 154: Zoning Code, §154.045 Site Plans as follows: Add the following new language: (E) Minimum standards and required improvements. (22) Best Management Practices (BMPs) shall be designed such that the lowest outfall invert elevations shall be at or near the seasonal high water table so as to minimize the non-beneficial withdrawal of ground water while still meeting all other applicable design specifications, e.g., water balance, and not adversely impacting upstream conveyance systems.

The Northampton County Board of Supervisors will also conduct public hearings on items A, B, C, E, G and H on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers.
The applications will be on file and open to public inspection in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and in the Development Department located at 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA. Anyone wishing to comment on the above items is invited to attend the meetings and make their comments known. Written comments can be submitted to the Development Department P.O. Box 538, Eastville, VA 23347.
Handicapped assistance available: Please telephone (757) 678-0440, extension 516 at least 48 hours in advance.


Board consensus on proposed zoning

Proposed Definitions

Proposed Districts

Biomass Performance Standards

Husbandry Performance Standards

Family Day Home

 



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed 2014 Northampton County Zoning Code text and map
Proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas text and map

Notice is hereby provided that the County of Northampton Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing at the Northampton High School auditorium located at 16041 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA 23347, on March 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review comprehensive amendments proposed to the Northampton County Zoning Code.

Documents related to the March 11, 2014 Public Hearing:

Public Notice

Proposed Density-Dimensions Chart

Proposed Northampton County Zoning Code

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Draft_Zoning_South_11x17

Public hearing cover letter to all property owners - 2014 Zoning Code

Public Hearing Document Chapter 158 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas

Chesapeake Bay Map

Public hearing cover letter - CBPA

County Code of Ordinances Note: The Zoning Code is Chapter 154 in the Code of Ordinances.

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Current_Zoning_South_11x17

Northampton County Zoning Ordinance effective December 28 2000 as amended

NHCO Current Comprehensive Plan

 

 


Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)

This link takes you to the National Flood Insurance Program sponsored site to allow property owners to view the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The effective date of the new FIRMs is expected early 2015.

http://maps.riskmap3.com/VA/NorthamptonCo/

 


VIMS Analysis of Kings Creek Water and Watershed Runoff Samples

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science analysis of Kings Creek and its watershed has been completed. The study was funded in part by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.

VIMS Analysis of Kings Creek Water and Watershed Runoff Samples


Planning and Zoning Fees

Planning & Zoning Fees Effective 7/14/10


Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map Amendments and Text

Revised zoning regulations, including an amended zoning map, were effective Oct. 21, 2009.The links below access the adopted zoning map and text.

2009 Adopted Zoning Map Note: to verify information about specific parcels please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, (757) 678-0443, ext. 542 or ext. 545.

County Code of Ordinances Note: The Zoning Code is Chapter 154 in the Code of Ordinances.


Staff and Contact Information

Director of Planning and Zoning

Melissa Kellam - Zoning Administrator
mkellam@co.northampton.va.us

Nyoka Hall - Zoning Technician
nhall@co.northampton.va.us

Peter Stith - Long Range Planner/GIS Administrator
pstith@co.northampton.va.us

Kelley Lewis - Development Inspector
klewis@co.northampton.va.us

Department of Planning & Zoning
PO Box 538
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Phone: 757-678-0443

Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM


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