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.

The December meeting of the Charlotte County Planning Commission has been moved to December 20th.  A work session on the Comprehensive Plann will be held at 6:00 pm and the regular monthly Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. 

November 16, 2021 - Meeting Packet
 
 
SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS, PUBLIC HEARINGS & WORK SESSIONS
The Charlotte County Planning Commission will hold a comprehensive plan update work session on December 20, 2021, at 6:00 pm with staff from the Commonwealth Regional Council.  This work session will be held at the County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House and is open to the public.
 
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

Meeting Date Purpose Packet Minutes Audio
November 16, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet   Audio File
October 26, 2021 Regular Meeting - CANCELLED      
September 28, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet
Packet-Attachment
Minutes Audio File
September 27, 2021
Work Session - Battery Storage & Solar     Audio File
August 24, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
August 9, 2021
Joint Public Hearing - Conditional Use Permit for Morgan Lumber Company   Minutes Audio
July 27, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
June 22, 2021 Regular Meeting & Public Hearing on Solar Zoning Amendments Packet Minutes Audio File
May 25, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
April 27, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet
Packet-Attachment
Minutes Audio File
April 12, 2021
Joint Public Hearing & Special Called - Kunath Conditional Use Permit for event/wedding venue   Minutes Audio
March 23, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet
Packet-Solar Comparison
Minutes Audio File
March 4, 2021 Regular Meeting (Postponed from February) Packet
Packet-Solar Comparison
Minutes Audio File
January 26, 2021 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
December 15, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
October 27, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet
Packet-Maps
Packet-Courthouse Solar
Minutes Audio File
September 22, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet
Packet-Courthouse Solar
Minutes Audio File
September 8, 2020
Joint Public Hearings & Special Called for Conditional Use Permits Shepherd's Tavern Retreat and Charlotte County Telecommunications Tower   Minutes Audio File
August 25, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
July 28, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes No Recording Available -
Technical Difficulties
June 23, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
May 28, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
May 28, 2020
Joint Public Hearings & Special Called-(1) US Cellular Tower
Permit; (2) Zoning Amendments related to Retreats; (3) Developing nonconforming lots; (4) Utility-Scale Solar Proximity to Town; & (5) Utility-Scale Solar Density
  Minutes Audio File
April 28, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes Audio File
February 25, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes No Recording Available*
January 28, 2020 Regular Meeting Packet Minutes No Recording Available*

*Prior to April 28, 2020, Planning Commission Meetings were not recorded.  Audio recording was implemented as part of COVID-19 efforts to provide citizens remote access to meetings.



 
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 12/31/21

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