Conservation Sketch Plan (SKH)

Conservation Sketch Plans are used to inventory and prioritize features of a tract of land, and the plans become the foundation for conservation efforts. Site features may include but are not limited to scenic, historic, environmental, and agricultural characteristics. A Conservation Sketch Plan is required before filing a conservation subdivision.


Pre-Application Conference:  Not Required

Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting:  Not Required

Subdivision and Development Review Committee (SDRC):  Not Required

Decision-Making Body: Conservation Sketch Plans are decided by the Planning Director.

Fees: No fee

Public Notice Requirement: Informational mailing required.

Estimated Review Time: 70-140 days

Application Instructions

The new Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations go into effect on April 1, 2022. For a period of two years (until March 31, 2024), Applicants have the option to submit under the requirements of either the new or prior Ordinance. [Note: Review under the prior Ordinance requires a Pre-Application Conference and Statement of Justification to explain why the applicant has not chosen to develop under the provisions of the new Ordinance.

Any application accepted prior to the effective date of the new Ordinance will be reviewed and decided in accordance with the provisions of the prior Ordinance. See the Transitional Provisions Quick Reference for more information. 

Find application materials below separated per the applicable Ordinance.

After April 1, 2022

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Development Review Division

PRIMARY PHONE: 301-952-3530

SECONDARY PHONE: 301-952-4366

FAX: 301-952-3749