Section 1 – Agricultural District
Division 6 – District Regulations
§ 19.6-67 A-1 Agricultural District.
A. Purpose. Generally this district covers portions of Appomattox County which are occupied by various open uses such as farms, forests or lakes. This district is established for the specific purpose of protecting existing and future farming operations, conservation of water and natural resources, reducing soil erosion, protection of watersheds and reducing hazards from flood, fire and traffic. While it is recognized that certain desirable rural areas may logically be expected to develop residentially, it is the intent, however, to discourage the random scattering of residential, commercial or industrial uses in this district. Nonfarm residents should recognize that they are located in an agricultural environment where the right to farm has been established as a County policy. This district is intended to minimize the demand for unanticipated public improvements and services, such as public sewer, public water, and new roadways, by reducing development densities and discouraging large-scale development.
B. Permitted uses: [Amended 7-6-2015]
|Amateur radio tower|
|Family day-care home|
|Farm employee housing|
|Home beauty/barber salon|
|Home occupation, Type I|
|Home occupation, Type II|
|Intensive farming facility|
|Manufactured home, accessory|
|Public maintenance and service facility|
|Public parks and recreation areas|
|Residential human care facility|
C. Conditional uses:
|Aviation facility, private|
|Educational facilities, primary/secondary|
|Farm brewery, limited|
|Landscaping and lawn care services|
|Manufactured home park|
|Planned unit development|
|Safety services, private|
|Scrap and salvage services|
|Shooting range, indoor|
|Shooting range, outdoor|
|Storage of sewage sludge|
|Wind energy system|
|Wireless communications facility|
D. Site development regulations.
(1) Minimum lot requirements:
(a) All lots regardless of sewer and water provisions:
 Area: one acre (43,560 square feet).
 Frontage: 150 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.
(2) Minimum setback requirements:
(a) Principal structure:
 Front: 50 feet from property line or 75 feet from center line of public road, whichever is greater.
 Side: 25 feet.
 Rear: 35 feet.
(b) Accessory structure:
 Front: 75 feet from center line of public road or behind the front building line, whichever distance is less.
 Side: 15 feet.
 Rear: 15 feet.
(3) Maximum height of structures:
(a) All structures (except silos): 45 feet.
(b) Silos: 100 feet.
(4) Maximum coverage:
(a) Building coverage: 10% of the total lot area.
(b) Lot coverage: 25% of the total lot area.