Planners reject foam business

A proposed industrial spray foam business in a Red Deer County subdivision has been turned down by the municipal planning commission.

A proposed industrial spray foam business in a Red Deer County subdivision has been turned down by the municipal planning commission.

Ryan and Jessica Wilson had hoped to operate the mobile business out of a new 2,400-square-foot shop located behind their home in Woodland Hills, one km southwest of Red Deer.

County planning staff recommended the application to operate the foam and industrial coating venture as a home business be rejected because it is industrial in nature and involves toxic and flammable chemicals and is not suited to a residential area.

Commission members agreed.

Several nearby residents had also voiced their opposition.

“I believe this type of operation will change the nature of this area,” said County Mayor Jim Wood.

“For the safety of residents, I cannot support this.

“I think this kind operation should be in an industrial site.”

The commission voted against the foam business on Tuesday.

However, the 2,400-square-foot shop was approved. It must match the home aesthetically.

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