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 Administration 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.
 
SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS, PUBLIC HEARINGS & WORK SESSIONS
The Planning Commission will hold a work session on battery storage and solar development with Joe Lerch, Director of Local Government Policy with the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) on September 27th at 9:00 AM at the County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House.  This work session is open to the public and can also be accessed on-line or by phone through Zoom.  For Zoom access codes, please contact the County Administration Office at 434-542-5117.
 
UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS - CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Charlotte County has received two conditional use permit applications for utility-scale solar projects.  The initial staff review for application completeness has been performed and, after submitting additional information and revisions, both applicants have been issued a letter of application completeness.  The next step for both applications will be a 2232 review by the Planning Commission to determine if the applications are in accord with the Charlotte County Comprehensive Plan as required by Section 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia.  Application documents for both projects are available below.
 
Randolph Solar (800 Megawatt Project): 
Application Materials and Interactive Map are available at https://randolphsolar.solunesco.com/community/
 
Tall Pines Solar (218 Megawatt Project):
Application Materials:

Conditional Use Permit Application
Landowner List
Project Description
Land Management Plan
Decommissioning Plan
Decommissioning Estimate

Maps:
TP-SL-100 COVERSHEET
TP-SL-100 PARCEL MAP
TP-SL-101 RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE INDEX
TP-SL-102 RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE SETBACK
TP-SL-103 RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE SETBACK
TP-SL-104 RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE SETBACK
TP-SL-200 TOPOGRAPHY AND WETLANDS
TP-SL-201 WETLANDS
TP-SL-202 SETBACKS AND EASEMENTS
TP-SL-203 WILDLIFE CORRIDORS
TP-SL-300 PRELMINARY LAYOUT - AERIAL
TP-SL-302 PRELMINARY LAYOUT INDEX
TP-SL-310 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-311 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-312 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-313 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-314 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-315 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-316 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-317 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-318 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-319 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-320 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
TP-SL-321 PRELIMINARY LAYOUT SECTION
 
MEETING INFORMATION
September 28th, 2021 Packet   & Packet Attachment B - DCR Maps
Agenda includes 2232 review of Tall Pines Solar and Randolph Solar to determine if the applications are substantially in accord with the Charlotte County Comprehensive Plan

Meeting Audio Recordings
August 24, 2021

July 27, 2021

June 22, 2021

May 25, 2021

April 27, 2021

March 23, 2021

March 4, 2021

January 26, 2021

December 15, 2020

October 27, 2020

September 22, 2020

August 25, 2020

July 25, 2020 Meeting Audio was not recorded due to technical difficulties

June 23, 2020

May 28, 2020

April 28, 2020



 
PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS
DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TERM EXPIRES
A - County Seat Andrew Carwile 12/31/23
B - Wylliesburg / Red Oak Deborah Haskins 12/31/21
C - Drakes Branch Kerwin Kunath 12/31/23
D - Keysville Kenny Howard 12/31/21
E - Cullen / Red House Cornell Goldman 12/31/23
F - Aspen / Phenix Clark Poindexter 12/31/22
G - Bacon / Saxe W.V. Nichols 12/31/23
     
Town of Drakes Branch Eugene Wells, Jr.  
Town of Keysville Jim Benn 12/31/24
Town of Charlotte Court House David Watkins, Jr.  
Town of Phenix Gladys Reid  
     
Representative of the 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