A fence is a structure which is used to prevent or restrict passage, to provide visual screening, sound attenuation, protection from dust or the elements, or to mark a boundary.
A retaining wall means a structure constructed for the purpose of withstanding lateral pressure in order to hold back, retain or prevent the sliding or erosion of earth, fill, rock or similar materials and includes structures which are wholly or partially submerged in water at any time.
Note: Retaining walls equal to or higher than 1.2m in height may be allowed as a Discretionary Use for which an application for a Development Permit must be made. Such retaining walls shall be designed by a professional engineer. The landowner shall provide to the municipality the design bearing the seal and signature of a professional engineer.
A Development Permit is required for retaining walls adjacent to the Chestermere Lake in all lots located in the Residential Lakeshore District (RL).