Land Development & Plan Review

Land Development

Site Plan Review is required prior to the issuance of building permits, land disturbance permits, stormwater permits, occupancy permits, or zoning certificate approval in the following cases:

  • Nonresidential uses, to include, but not limited to, churches, schools or colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, institutional buildings, public buildings, parks, and playgrounds.
  • Any land use or development in multifamily residential, mobile home park, business, and industrial districts.
  • Any nonresidential land use permitted by right in any district.
  • Any land use or development for which a conditional use permit or special exception is required.
  • Planned unit developments.

Land Development Committee

The Planning and Zoning Department's Land Development Committee (LDC) coordinates the plan review of projects that require a range of agency approvals prior to the approval of a project site and construction plans.  The LDC agencies include the:

  • Building Inspections                    
  • Dinwiddie County Water Authority (DCWA)                    
  • Economic Development                    
  • Environmental Department
  • Other federal and state agencies as needed
  • Planning and Zoning Department                    
  • Public Safety                    
  • Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)                    
  • Virginia Department of Health