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. Here is the City’s General LDP Plan Review Checklist the City uses when reviewing Stormwater Management Reports and LDP Plan Sets. Please note that not all comments may be applicable to your project.
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.
Forms with links not preceded by a document icon may either be submitted online, or downloaded as a PDF using the "Download Original" button at the bottom of the form.
Land Disturbance Permit Handbook - a detailed handbook for Design Professionals and Applicants to guide them through the Land Disturbance Permitting process. It includes design requirements, permitting procedures, and applicable forms.
General LDP Plan Review Checklist - the General Checklist City plan review staff uses when reviewing Land Disturbance Site Plans and Hydrology Reports. This checklist can add engineers and design professionals when preparing plans and reports to be submitted to the City for Land Disturbance Permits. Note: not all comments are applicable to every site. This is a checklist with comments that come from the City’s Municipal Code.
Land Development Application - application and land development fee breakdown. This application must be filled out and provided with plans when submitting for a Land Disturbance Permit, Commercial Tree Removal Permit, Exemption Plat, Final Plat, and Plan Revision.
Letter of Credit - Surety agreement for development performance Letter of Credit. Sample form to be prepared on company letterhead.
Land Development Regulations Modification Application - Application for a modification of design standards in the development regulations.
Floodplain Management Variance Application - Application for a variance of design standards in the City’s Floodplain Ordinance.
CAD Data Submission Instructions - procedures for the preparation and submission of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) based drawings.
Stormwater Facilities Maintenance Agreement For Companies - 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.
Stormwater Facilities Maintenance Agreement For Individuals or Joint Owners - 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.
Stormwater Water Quality and Channel Protection Design Tools - Stormwater design calculator to aid engineers in sizing WQ and CP. Include this calculation sheet in the Hydrology Report.
Stormwater As Built Requirements - Detailed requirements for as-built surveys of storm drainage systems and stormwater facilities.
Approved Proprietary Water Quality Devices - a list of proprietary devices 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.
Maintenance Surety Calculator (Post LDP Approval) - a Maintenance Surety is required prior to Final Plat approval, CO, or CC. Maintenance Surety ensures public street improvements, drainage facilities within public right-of-ways, and planted landscaping.
Performance Surety Calculator (Post LDP Approval) - a Performance Surety is required prior to Final Plat approval, CO, or CC for any site work approved in the LDP that is incomplete at time of Final Plat approval, CO, or CC. Site work includes unplanted landscaping, paving, storm drainage, etc.
ROW Performance Surety Calculator - a Performance Surety is required prior to LDP approval and issuance for all work done in the Right-of-Way, such as public street improvements and stormwater drainage.
Surety Release Request Form - This form is for LDP projects that have provided the Land Development Department with as-builts and all required final documents and are requesting their surety to be released. This is the final step to close out the LDP. Please fill out this form in its entirety.
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.
Erosion Control Bond - Bond agreement for Erosion and Sediment Control Performance.
Erosion Control Plan Checklist - GSWCC Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Review Checklist to be included on Erosion Control sheet of Civil Plan Set.
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.