(A)   The general principles of design and the minimum requirements for the laying out of subdivisions may be varied by the Commission in the case of a subdivision large enough to constitute a more or less self-contained neighborhood to be developed in accordance with a comprehensive plan safeguarded by appropriate restrictions, which in the judgement of the Commission make adequate provision for all essential community requirements; provided, however, that no modification shall be granted by the Commission which would conflict with the proposals of the thoroughfare plan, with other features of the master plan or with the intent and purpose of such general principles of design and minimum requirements.
   (B)   In the case of a small subdivision of minor importance situated in a locality where conditions are well defined, the Planning Commission may exempt the subdivider from complying with some or all of the requirements pertaining to the preparation of the preliminary plat.
   (C)   A proposed division of a parcel of land along an existing public street, not involving the opening, widening or extension of any street or road, and involving no more than four lots after the original tract has been completely subdivided, may be submitted to the Plan Commission for approval without plat. If the Commission is satisfied that such proposed division is not contrary to applicable platting, subdividing or zoning regulations or to the master plan, it shall, within 30 days after submission, approve such proposed division and, on presentation of a conveyance of such parcel, shall stamp the "approved by City Plan Commission, Aurora, Indiana; no plat required" and have it signed by an official as may be designated by it. In so doing, the Commission may require the submission of a sketch and such other information as is pertinent to its determination hereunder.
   (D)   In any particular case where the subdivider can show that, by reason of exceptional topographic or other physical conditions, strict compliance with any requirement of this chapter would cause practical difficulty or exceptional or undue hardship, the Commission may relax such requirement to the extend deemed just and proper, so as to relieve such difficulty or hardship; provided, that such relief may be granted without detriment to the public good and without impairing the intent and purpose of this chapter or the desirable general development of the neighborhood and the community in accordance with the master plan and the zoning code. Any modification thus granted shall be entered in the minutes of the Commission setting forth the reasons which, in the opinion of the Commission, justified the modification.
('74 Code, § 14-22) (Ord. passed 11-25-67)