New rules may require a buffer space between commercial developments and residential areas in rural parts of the parish.  These buffer spaces could include fences or new trees planted between.

Existing residential developments and businesses would be grandfathered in, so there would be no impact on them.

Certain businesses will have more requirements than others.  Those include dirt pits, wrecker services, junkyards, recycling facilities, pipe yards, prisons and construction debris landfills.

Lafayette Consolidated Councilman Chairman Jay Castille says they've been getting complaints from rural residents about the lack of laws to block objectionable developments, and he believes that this should fix those issues.