Projects in the Dorchester County Critical Area: Information Required for Site Plan Review
Pursuant to Zoning Chapter 155-43.C
In addition to the general information required under Chapter 155-43.C. (1-4), all site plans for projects in the Critical Area must include the following information, where relevant. Incomplete submittals that require staff time to research maps, and/or visit a site, will be returned to the applicant, or may experience a delay in processing.
- Vicinity map
- Plan scale and north arrow
- Tax map and parcel number, the Critical Area Overlay designation, and whether the buffer is further designated as a Buffer Exemption Area
- Number of parcel acres in the Critical Area
- Number of parcel acres regulated as State tidal wetlands
- Available density, after subtracting State tidal wetlands from parcel acreage. Indicate any development rights used by prior subdivisions
- Number of acres and location of existing forest and the % of site it covers
- Number of acres of forest to be cleared and the % of existing forest it represents
- Limits of disturbance and area of proposed disturbance
- State mitigation and afforestation requirements. Provide a Planting Plan identifying native plant species and quantities to be used. Tabulate mitigation costs
- Notes regarding existing and proposed impervious surface areas, and percentage of site for each. State impervious surface limit in square feet or acres
- Subdivision plans must provide impervious surface allocation matrix for individual lots
- Locations and boundaries of soils types. Topography at two-foot contours
- For new subdivisions, provide a detailed environmental site assessment report with supporting maps.
- Location of all streams, waterways, and wetlands. Delineate their buffers according to the County’s Critical Area definitions. (Chapter 155-13).
- Locate the 1,000-foot Critical Area boundary and 100′ tidewater and expanded buffer lines