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Raleigh kills proposed rules on floodplain development

Posted November 3, 2010 4:12 p.m. EDT

— The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reject proposed regulations that would have limited development in local floodplains.

Under the proposal, which was drafted by the city's Stormwater Management Advisory Committee, development in floodplains would have been limited to recreational uses like golf courses; uses that don't obstruct the flow of water, such as parking lots or farms; and any uses currently allowed in floodplains.

The Raleigh Planning Commission studied the proposal and recommended that the City Council deny it.