Stettler promotes flood protection in its municipal development plan

To help protect property from flood damage in the Town of Stettler, new policies have been set to regulate sites for building.

To help protect property from flood damage in the Town of Stettler, new policies have been set to regulate sites for building.

At its regular meeting last week, town council adopted changes to the municipal development plan, after a public hearing drew no response.

The policy respecting development within the floodway/flood fringe has been reinstated.

Under the new plan, the environmental policy will reinstate that:

— The town will not permit development in areas prone to flooding.

— Permanent structures will not be allowed in a 1:100 year flood plain of the Red Willow Creek.

— Permanent structures will be allowed in the flood fringe of the creek, subject to appropriate floodproofing certified by a professional engineer.

Currently a flood map is being developed in partnership with the County of Stettler.

As well, the transportation map has been revised to identify the trucking and dangerous goods route as shifting from 46 Street to the newly-aligned future section of Highway 56.

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