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1. Approval of the preliminary plan represents approval of the character and intensity of development and the arrangement and approximate dimensions of streets, lots and other planned features. The approval binds the subdivider to the general scheme of the subdivision shown and permits the subdivider to proceed with final detailed design of improvements and with preparation of the final plan. Approval of the preliminary plan does not authorize the sale of lots nor the recording of the preliminary plan, nor constitute approval of the final plan.
2. Five copies of the preliminary plan and two copies of all other material and information required by this Chapter shall be submitted to the Commission with a letter of intent. The copies of the preliminary plan can be either black and white or blue and white prints. The sheet size shall be either 18 inches by 24 inches or 24 inches by 36 inches. The preliminary plan shall be at a scale not to exceed 100 feet to the inch.
3. The preliminary plan shall show the following data:
A. Title block, containing the name of the owner of the tract, municipality, date, scale and certification with seal by a registered professional land surveyor.
B. Location map, showing the relation of the tract to adjoining properties, the road and highway system, municipal boundaries and including an area extending at least 1/2 mile from the subdivision parcel boundaries.
C. Tract boundary sketch, showing the location of the proposed development in relation to the entire tract and the names of owners of all adjoining property and of all abutting subdivisions.
D. North arrow, perimeter boundaries showing bearings and distances of the area to be developed, proposed lot lines, dimensions of areas to be dedicated to
public use and building setback lines; total number of parcels or dwelling units, including a numbering -system to identify each lot, approximate area of each lot, total acreage and existing zoning classification.
E. Location and width of all existing or proposed streets, rights-of-way, parking areas and easements on or adjacent to the tract, including right-of-way and pavement widths and street names. Duplication of existing street names within the municipality shall be avoided.
F. Location and size of existing and proposed sewers, water mains and culverts, buildings, transmission lines, existing and proposed utilities, fire hydrants and other significant manmade features.
G. Soil percolation test sites and/or deep test pit sites, except where public sewers are provided.
H. Location of sinkholes and wetlands, if any.
I. Existing watercourses, floodplains, wooded areas and other significant natural features. The boundary of the floodplain shall be shown utilizing the flood insurance study for the municipality. The 100 year flood elevation shall be provided.
J. Topographic contours and datum and benchmark to which contour elevations refer.
4. The following shall be submitted with the preliminary plan:
A. Review fee and/or inspection fee. A supplemental review fee may be added to the standard fee for review of major land development or where special studies are required.
B. Copies of proposed deed restrictions, if any.
C. Cross-sections and centerline profiles for each proposed street and preliminary designs of proposed bridges and culverts.
D. Sketch of proposed street layout for the remainder of the affected parcel where the preliminary plan covers only part of the subdivider's holdings.
E. A description of the means of sewage disposal, including DEP approval for onlot disposal systems. See § 22-416. [Ord. 12/10/2001]
F. A description of the water supply and, where appropriate, onlot well testing or approval letters issued for water supply systems. See § 22-417.
G. An erosion and sedimentation control plan to be in effect during construction. See § 22-409.
H. A stormwater management plan where slopes exceed 8% and where areas are sinkhole prone. See § 22-409.
I. Where street or driveway access to a State highway is needed, a statement that a highway occupancy permit is required.
J. Other documentation and certificates of approval from the proper authorities as may be required.
K. A statement that the landowner acknowledges and consents to the presentation of the plan, including the signature of the landowner.
L. Estimated costs of all proposed or required improvements.
M. Special studies may be required by the Township including but not limited to sinkholes, wetlands and steep slopes. Where deemed necessary by the Township, the developer shall provide such studies at his own expense.
(Ord. 3/9/1993A, § 302; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)