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What is a Comprehensive Plan
Compliance Review?

P6180287The Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan guides development within the County to promote, preserve and protect the health, safety and general welfare of its citizens. Because public developments (public streets, public areas and public facilities) comprise a substantial component of the plan, the Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2232, requires that proposals for such developments be subject to a compliance review. Reviews go through a two-step public hearing process. The first public hearing is before the Planning Commission, which makes an advisory recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The second public hearing is held by the Board of Supervisors, which determines whether or not the proposal is in compliance to the Comprehensive Plan.

Submission Requirements

  • Land Development Application with original signatures
  • $800 fee
  • Flash drive containing individual PDFs of all submission materials (please do not include any financial information such as check copies or the fee calculation sheet).


  • How can I learn more about the Comprehensive Plan process?
  • How is the Comprehensive Plan used?
  • What is the Plan’s overall vision?
  • What is the Comprehensive Plan?
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