Planners table proposed changes in driveway regulations

by Sherry Hamilton - Posted on Dec 15, 2010 - 02:47 PM

The Mathews Planning Commission took no action on a proposal to change private road and driveway regulations in the subdivision ordinance, following a joint public hearing with county supervisors Tuesday night.

However, commissioners voted to recommend that supervisors approve a change to the subdivision ordinance involving wetlands language on plats.

Planning director John Shaw proposed several amendments that would set standards for building new driveways that access private residences or new roadways into minor subdivisions that contain from two to five houses. The purpose of the new standards would be to ensure access for emergency vehicles, moving vans and other large trucks.