Description: A conservation easement restricts the use or development of real property for the following reasons: -Retaining or protecting natural or open-space values of the property;-Assuring its availability for agricultural, forestal, recreational, or open-space use;-Protecting natural resources;-Maintaining or enhancing air or water quality; or-Preserving the historical, architectural or archeological aspects of the propertyA landowner may convey such an easement to a public body or a qualified private conservationorganization. In Virginia, public bodies may accept these types of easements under the OpenSpace Land Act, Va. Code § 10.1-1700 et seq. Qualifying private land trusts operate under theConservation Easement Act, Va. Code § 10.1-1009 et seq.While this data will be updated as needed, it may not contain recently recorded easements. There are over 65,000 (I think this is the most current number, but it may be more than that) acres of land with permanent conservation easements within the County. For more information on conservation easements, please see www.loudoun.gov/conservationeasements
Copyright Text: Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Information
Description: This layer identifies the Route 28 Optional Overlay Districts in Eastern Loudoun County. The districts provide additional development options for the properties mapped as specified in Article 4 Division D of the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance.
Description: This layer depicts the 1 mile subdivsion control area around the Town of Hamilton and the Town of Middleburg, as established by Section 1241.03 of the Land Subdivision and Development Ordinance. The Town of Purcellville subdivision control area ceased to exist upon dissolution of the Purcellville Urban Growth Area Management Plan (PUGAMP) and the Town of Purcellville/County of Loudoun Annexation Agreement in 2013. The control area around the Town of Hamilton is based on the map prepared by the County of Loudoun entitled "Parcels within 1 mile of Hamilton" and the control area around the Town of Middleburg is based on the map prepared by the County of Loudoun entitled "Town of Middleburg One Mile Subdivision Control Limit".