MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Regional Planning Commission Thursday rejected the recommendation of its Land Use Committee to approve a lot split and preliminary plat in Miller Township on Weaver Road. The split had to go to the R.P.C. because it was a part of an original tract of 51 acres which was subdivided into five parcels in 2010.
Under the county’s Land Subdivision rules, five total lots are allowed from an original tract under the Minor Subdivision Rules. Subsequent splits are administered under Major Subdivision rules and eventually have to be approved by the R.P.C. and the county commissioners.
The submitted plan was to split a 3.7-acre building lot and a 1.3-acre non-building lot from the 15-acre parcel at 3006 Weaver Road. A house with a water well and sewage treatment, along with an accessory building are the only proposed improvements.
The larger and smaller lots are divided by a drainage ditch which is part of a conservation easement.
The plan was rejected because the smaller lot would be land-locked as one lot.
The commission instead proposed the two lots be kept as one lot, or the smaller lot be enlarged to provide road frontage.
The proposal will go back to the township for revision of the application.