Article III - Subdivision Regulations
Subpart A. General Subdivision Regulations
The purpose of this Article III (Subdivision Regulations) is to promote, through proper planning, health, safety and
general welfare by providing for the orderly subdivision of land in Henderson County. This Article III (Subdivision
Regulations) is deemed necessary to:
Establish procedures and standards for the subdivision of land;
Provide for orderly growth and development;
Protect and enhance property ownership and land values;
Provide for dedication or reservation of road right-of-way;
Assure the proper design and installation of roads and utilities;
Assure proper legal description, identification and recordation of property boundaries to maintain an
accurate, up-to-date land records management system;
Promote environmental quality;
Preserve areas of the County with productive soils for continued agricultural and forestry use by preserving
blocks of land large enough to allow for efficient operation;
Encourage the maintenance and enhancement of habitat for various forms of wildlife and to create new
woodlands through natural succession and reforestation where appropriate;
Minimize site disturbance and erosion through retention of existing vegetation and avoiding development
on steep slopes; and
Preserve open land, including those lands that contain unique (and sensitive) natural areas.
This Article III (Subdivision Regulations) is based on Comprehensive Plan goals and objectives. All land may not
be suitable to be subdivided for the purpose of dense development due to:
Severe topographic conditions;
Inadequate road access;
Distance from services;
Unique natural areas;
Soils that do not easily support soil drainage systems; and/or
The proximity to existing and incompatible land uses/zoning the reviewing agency should consider
Comprehensive Plan goals and objectives when reviewing subdivisions.
Approval for Subdivision Plats
A final plat must be prepared and approved when a subdivision of land occurs (See §42-343). Final plats must be
recorded within 18 months of approval or they become null and void and must be re-approved by the appropriate
Land Disturbing and Construction Activity
No land disturbing or construction activity carried out in conjunction with the development of a subdivision shall
begin until a development plan has been approved.
Subdivisions shall be either: special, minor, nonstandard or major. Each type of subdivision includes subtypes:
Nonstandard Subdivision Subtypes. Public utility (pump station, water tank, etc.), special use lot (sign lot,
common area, etc.) or cemetery lot (specifically excluding residential, commercial, office institutional,
industrial or mixed-use).
Special Subdivision Subtypes. Residential.
Minor Subdivision Subtypes. Residential.
Major Subdivision Subtypes. Residential, commercial, office institutional, industrial or mixed-use.
§42- 79. Through 42-81. Reserved