Special Initiative Notice

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Amendments to guide and regulate Solar Facilities and Energy Storage Facilities Development was proposed and approved on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

PROPOSED AND APPROVED:
Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan – Solar Facilities and Energy Storage Facilities – A proposal to amend the “Stafford County Virginia, Comprehensive Plan 2016-2036 2021 5-Year Update,” adopted on November 16, 2021.  The proposed amendment would modify Chapter 2.0, “The Foundation for the Future” and Chapter 3.0, “The Land Use Plan” by modifying the text to establish new land use policies and guidelines for solar facilities and energy storage facilities.


Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance – Proposed Ordinance O23-01 would amend and re-ordain the Zoning Ordinance, Stafford County Code Sec. 28-25, “Definitions of specific terms;” Sec. 28-35, Table 3.1, “Table of uses and standards;” and Sec. 28-39, “Special Regulations” to amend the definition for public utilities and create and establish definitions and standards applicable to solar facilities and energy storage facilities.

APPROVED ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT O23-01
APPROVED COMP PLAN AMENDMENT REGARDING SOLAR FACILITIES AND ENERGY STORAGE PROJECTS R23-10