State law authorizes local governmental agencies to regulate and control the design and improvement of subdivisions. A subdivision is defined as the division of any improved or unimproved land for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing. The Subdivision Map Act provides general regulations and procedures that local governments must follow in the regulation of subdivisions. The Town also has a subdivision ordinance, which provides specific Town guidelines and standards for the regulation and control of subdivisions. Subdivision regulations vary between major subdivisions, which encompass a division of property into five or more lots (requiring tentative Final map approval) and minor subdivisions of four or less lots (requiring tentative parcel map approval). Both subdivisions require review and approval by the Danville Planning Commission. The minor tentative map is evaluated for consistency with the General Plan and Zoning ordinance and the compatibility of site plan and public improvements with surrounding development. Special attention is focused on the preservation of natural topographic features of value and the integration of the development to existing terrain and landforms. Subdivisions located within the designated scenic hillside and ridgeline areas of the Town shall conform to the provision in the Town’s Scenic Hillside Major Ridgeline ordinance.
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New Development/C.3 RegulationsProvision C.3 of the Municipal Regional Permit (MRP) included specific requirements for