A Red Deer County landowner’s proposal to expand his ‘sea can’ business has been turned down by the municipal planning commission.
In 2011, a sea container rental business was approved for the property about 10 km west of Red Deer off Secondary Hwy 596. Approval was given to store 50 sea cans there.
The owner was looking to expand the business with a further 50 sea cans to be stored on site as rental storage units. Also, permission was sought to store up to 50 RVs.
Planning commission Coun. George Gehrke noted the property was zoned agriculture. To expand the business, an application to rezone the property should come first, he said.