Department of Community Development:
Division of Planning and Zoning
For questions or comments about wind energy in the County, please contact Nicole Pendleton, Planning Manager/Zoning Administrator.
The ordinance was adopted on June 23, 2015 by the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors.
To view the ordinance, please click here.
To view the entire Botetourt County Code, please click here.
Winter 2014 - The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission directed staff to begin researching and developing the basic outline of a utility-scale wind energy ordinance
January 2015 - A work session was held by the Planning Commission to receive an introduction to and an overview of utility-scale wind energy.
February 2015 - Joint work session of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission to discuss proposed provisions of a draft utility-scale wind energy ordinance.
April 2015 - Second joint work session of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission to receive follow-up information from staff regarding a proposed draft utility-scale wind energy ordinance.
April 2015 - Public forum to receive input regarding the components of the proposed draft utility-scale wind energy ordinance.
May 2015 - Planning Commission reviewed comments from the public comment survey and authorized a public hearing on the proposed ordinance for June 8, 2015. Board of Supervisors reviewed comments from the public comment survey and authorized a public hearing on the proposed ordinance for June 23, 2015.
The results of the public comment survey can be viewed here.
June 2015 - The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the ordinance on June 8. The Commission recommended approval of the ordinance. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and adopted the ordinance on June 23.