The Leesburg Town Council is hoping to be more forthcoming with its future residents on development plans near their property.
The council this week initiated a series of amendments to the Town Code, Zoning Ordinance, Design Construction Standards Manual, and Subdivision Land Development Regulations that would require disclosures to be provided to homebuyers alerting them to “potential adverse impacts” during the land development process.
The goal of the changes would be to avoid homebuyers from being blindsided by new development after they move into their new home. Loudoun County government already has such a requirement for a disclosure to be provided, and homebuyers are permitted to review development plans.
“I think we can tighten it up just a bit just to let folks know what’s going on going forward,” Councilwoman Suzanne Fox said of the changes.
The council unanimously supported the initiation of the amendments, which will now go to the Planning Commission for review before returning to the council for final approval. Public hearings will be held at both entities.