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Subdivision: Minor

What is a minor subdivision?

A minor subdivision is a proposed subdivision of land where not more than ten (10) lots or parcels will result after the subdivision is complete and all lots are proposed to contain residential uses . One (1) phase of a development cannot be considered a minor subdivision unless the entire development does not exceed ten (10) lots.

Is the conservation option available to minor subdivision?

Applicants are encouraged to seek approval as a conservation subdivision which provides options to achieve density bonuses.

How do I request minor subdivision?

A minor subdivision, where a right-of-way is proposed, requires conditional approval before any road construction can begin. In order to receive conditional approval the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Subdivision Application
  2. A development plan (which meets the requirements of the minor subdivision checklist) with a scaled drawing of the proposed lot configuration, roads, alternate turnaround and/or cul-de-sac cross-sections and any associated drainage improvements (location and diameter of proposed and existing culverts) .

Complete application(s), form(s) and plan(s) which meet the requirements of LDC Article III, §200A-74 and Article XI, §200A-337, will be reviewed by the Subdivision Administrator (except where he/she refers the minor subdivision for review by the a higher approving authority (Technical Review Committee (TRC) or Planning Board) who may issue conditional approval. Conditional approval allows the applicant to begin constructing improvements (road, drainage, etc.).

Where no new right-of-way is proposed or improvements are completed (see above), the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Subdivision Application (if not previously provided)
  2. Final Plat (which meets the requirements of LDC Article XI, §200A-336 (A)) prepared by a registered land surveyor (one (1) mylar and one (1) blue line copy) 
  3. Fee (See Fee Schedule)

The Subdivision Administrator can approve the minor subdivision plat (provided that, if a new right-of-way was proposed, the road passes inspection). The signed plat must then be recorded at the Register of Deeds Office.

Can I expand a minor subdivision?

The Minor Subdivision procedure cannot be used where the expansion: (1) results in a total of ten (10) or more lots within the boundaries of the tract that was the subject of the original minor subdivision application. The minor subdivision procedure may not be used in conjunction with an application for a special subdivision or major subdivision.