Planning & Zoning
PLANNING
The Planning Commission serves as an advisory board to the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors & is responsible for updating the county's comprehensive plan, reviewing county land use ordinances and evaluating various land use applications.  The Planning Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the County Administrator's Office (250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House.) Meetings are held at 7:30 pm from March through October.  All other months, meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

The Planning Commission meeting for December will be held at the County Administration Office on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 immediately following the 7:00 pm joint public hearings advertised below and the special called meeting.


PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION
RIDGEWAY FARM LARGE-SCALE SOLAR  

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors and the Charlotte County Planning Commission will conduct a joint public hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Charlotte County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House, VA.  The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment regarding Sigora Solar’s conditional use permit application for a large-scale solar installation at Ridgeway Farm for agricultural aggregate net metering.  The proposed location is Tax Parcel #59-A-2, owned by Ridgeway Farm LLC and located on Ridgeway Farm Lane. The proposed installation is a 200 kilowatt  system consisting of 584 modules that would occupy less than one acre & would offset utility usage at Ridgeway Farm.  

The Planning Commission will meet immediately following the public hearings to consider the applications and may then make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.  The Board of Supervisors may take action on the application once the Planning Commission has provided a recommendation.  

Persons affected may appear and present their views at this public hearing.  Details of the application can be obtained at the County Administration Office during normal business hours at the above address or by calling 434-542-5117. 
 
 
 
NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION – RED HOUSE SOLAR I  

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors and the Charlotte County Planning Commission will conduct a joint public hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Charlotte County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House, VA.  The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment regarding Holocene Clean Energy’s Red House Solar I conditional use permit application for a 5 megawatt utility-scale solar energy system.  The proposed location is Tax Parcel #6-A-26, owned by Norman Miller and Elizabeth Reynolds and located on Route 700, Hamlet Road, approximately 900 feet west of the intersection of Hamlet Road and Red House Road (Route 727). The property is approximately 7.5 miles from the Town of Phenix.   The proposed facility would occupy approximately 38 acres and would include approximately 20,000 solar panels, connecting to Southside Electric Cooperative’s distribution lines.   

The Planning Commission will meet immediately following the public hearings to consider the applications and may then make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.  The Board of Supervisors may take action on the application once the Planning Commission has provided a recommendation.  

Persons affected may appear and present their views at this public hearing.  Details of the application can be obtained at the County Administration Office during normal business hours at the above address or by calling 434-542-5117. 
 
PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS & WORK SESSIONS
The Charlotte County Planning Commission will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, immediately following the public hearings, at the Charlotte County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House, VA.  The purpose of this meeting is to consider a recommendation regarding the Ridgeway Farm & Red House Solar I Conditional Use Permit applications.  Immediately following this meeting, the Planning Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting.  Please note this is a change in their regular meeting schedule.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS
DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TERM EXPIRES
A - County Seat Andrew Carwile 12/31/19
B - Wylliesburg / Red Oak Deborah Haskins 12/31/21
C - Drakes Branch Kerwin Kunath 12/31/19
D - Keysville Kenny Howard 12/31/21
E - Cullen / Red House Cornell Goldman 12/31/19
F - Aspen / Phenix Clark Poindexter 12/31/22
G - Bacon / Saxe W.V. Nichols 12/31/19
Town of Drakes Branch Eugene Wells, Jr.  
Town of Keysville George Sandridge  
Town of Charlotte Court House David Watkins, Jr.  
Town of Phenix Gladys Reid  
Board of Supervisors Kay Pierantoni  

ZONING
Charlotte County's Zoning Administrator works with the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals to promote the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the public through orderly development in the County. Responsibilities of the Zoning Administrator include providing technical assistance to  citizens and businesses and reviewing zoning permit applications, property divisions and subdivision plats to ensure they meet the requirements of all local ordinances.  County Administrator Dan Witt serves as the County's Zoning Administrator

ZONING PERMIT APPLICATIONS, ORDINANCES AND PLANNING DOCUMENTS

Zoning Application
Conditional Use Permit Application
Zoning Ordinance
Subdivision Ordinance
Comprehensive Plan
Building Permit Application (See our Permit webpage for more information)
Water Protection