I'll put this out there first, I'm very against cul-de-sacs for only a few homes. That said I do land review for a County in NJ which is running out of large tracts of land so now the 4-10 acre sites are starting to get developed. Twice in the past few months subdivision applications have come across my desk that are for 2 or 3 homes, off a County Road (my jurisdiction), on a cul-de-sac. I really have no way to say no or limit these developments and the one time I said no I was threatened with lawsuit and had to reluctantly approve the project or lose in court.
With this thread I would like to hear about what towns and stronger jurisdictions have done about limiting cul-de-sacs for only a few homes. I know of this one development in my town that has a cul-de-sac for one (1) home. Why didn't they just get a long driveway? I know many places are against flag lots but from a cost point of view I would prefer that over a publically owned and maintained "glorified driveway"
Thanks for the help and letting me vent.