The Land Development Division of Community Development consists of two sections: Plan Review and Development Inspections.
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The Plan Review section includes reviews for new developments, redevelopment, final plat recording, landscape plans, and stormwater systems, just to name a few, to ensure all development and property subdivision within the City complies with federal, state and local regulations. Specific reviews include site development, transportation/traffic, arborist and stormwater management. Staff has created a Land Development Permit (LDP) Handbook to help guide the process.
The City of Peachtree Corners received its Memorandum of Agreement from the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) in August of 2015, therefore all plan reviews for Erosion and Sediment Control are done by City Staff.
Protecting Soil and Water Resources
The Plan Review Section works closely with Gwinnett County , Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission , Georgia Environmental Protection Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers to ensure all new development and redevelopment projects are authorized and that both soil and water resources are protected. Contacts for all applicable approvals can be found on the last page of the LDP Handbook. These approvals must be obtained before a Land Disturbance Permit will be issued by the City of Peachtree Corners.
View the Zoning Map and the Chattahoochee River Corridor Map on our Maps page.
Development Inspections ensure all land disturbance permitted projects are following the approved plan and maintain compliance with environmental and development regulations in the field.
Initial Phase Erosion Control Permit
The Development Department will conduct a pre-construction meeting after the plans have been approved and before the permit is issued. At the pre-construction meeting, the contractor, owner or engineer will meet with City Staff to discuss development inspections, record keeping, stormwater sampling and sediment control compliance. The permit issued at the pre-construction meeting is the Initial Phase Erosion Control Permit.
Land Development Permit
A full Land Development Permit will be issued once the City receives the 7-day Inspection letter from the Design Professional on the Approved Plans. Until a full LDP is given, the contractor is only authorized to put in initial phase Best Management Practices.
Land Development Inspections
Development Inspectors perform both random and scheduled inspections on all construction sites. Inspectors monitor site progress and enforce erosion and sedimentation control, tree preservation, stream buffer protection, floodplain, and post-development stormwater management ordinances.
At the conclusion of the project, all sections of plan review, including zoning, arborist, engineering and transportation will perform a final site inspection. All items must be completed before Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or a Certificate of Completion (CofC) will be granted.
City Staff makes determinations on state waters, any applicable stream buffers, and investigates and resolves erosion and drainage related complaints.
Stormwater Management Requirements
The following forms shall be included with all land development plan submittals.
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LDP Review Checklist - standard checklist of items for a review for a land disturbance permit.
Land Development Fees - a chart showing the fees involved in the land development permitting and inspection process.
Site Plan Application (Land Disturbance Permit) - application to be submitted along with land development plans.
Plan Review Route Sheet - route sheet to be submitted with land development plans, City Staff will complete which reviews are required for approval.
Construction Site Procedures - city’s procedures for inspections for site construction.
Daily Site Inspection Report - city’s Inspection form for recording the results of routine daily inspections on active construction sites.
Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Report - city’s Inspection for recording the results of an erosion and sediment control inspection.
Stormwater Facilities Maintenance Agreement - for owners of property, on which over 5,000 square feet is being disturbed, to state they are responsible for maintenance of stormwater management facilities.
Approved Proprietary Water Quality Devices - a list of proprietary Bumps that can be used on developments in Peachtree Corners by engineers to meet water quality requirements.
Tree Species List – Appendix A - a canopy tree species list with botanical and common names and canopy area in square feet.
The Certificate of Conformance forms are used by developers and their designers to receive Final Plats for new subdivisions and to receive Certificates of Completion or Certificates of Occupation on commercial developments.
Surety Calculation Forms are used by developers and their designers to calculate the surety amounts required to obtain land development permits or sureties to complete sureties required by the CDC package.
Erosion Control Affidavit - completed by the developer of a project and submitted prior to project approval.
Surety Erosion Control Calculation Form - Excel worksheet for designers to determine the erosion control surety amount for a development project. The completed form is submitted for review and approval.
For Property Subdivisions and Combinations, the following checklists are relevant:
Exemption-Minor Plat Checklist - for preparing Exemption or Minor Plats and combining lots or subdividing one parcel into five or fewer lots.
Preliminary Plat Review - list of information required for preliminary plat review.
Final Plat Checklist - checklist of items required to be shown on a final plat submission.