Utah County where I live does not want new settlement unless they are done by cities. In my case, I have two lots that were finished 19 months ago and but denied subdivision approval because the county requires their driveways to connect directly to a state or county road and must not pass through twelve feet of my interior, private paved road.
What can be done? Here are some ideas to consider:
- Allow private roads, especially those that will have low traffic. The public doesn’t want to pay for the maintenance of low-traffic roads.
- Allow roads to be completed in phases as cities do. This makes the most sense.
- Bond for temporary cul-de-sacs but don’t build them
- Grant subdivision approval but deny a building permit.
That will enable a seller to sell a lot. Escrow the funds to pave and dedicate the road.
Once dedicated, allow a building permit. It would be difficult to convince a buyer of this.