RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have charged a company that runs a Virginia facility…
Springside DOG breeding kennels have now been approved by planning chiefs.
The application for a dog breeding business that can accommodate up to four dogs at a time in Springside Terrace was conditionally approved last week despite an objection to noise.
The plaintiff had previously indicated that the health of the puppies would be at the forefront of the business.
The planning documents state, “The size of the kennels I am building are what is required by law for the size and weight of the dogs I am looking to breed, plus an adjoining whelping area, again required for a livestock business.
“This will be a full time undertaking and will take place seven days a week. Work will start at 7am and continue throughout the day ending around 10pm when the dogs are returned to their in-house kennels.
“No noisy tasks will be carried out before 9 a.m. and before 8 p.m. I decided to build internal kennels at a higher cost, but I am aware that I am in a built-up area, so I try to limit any issues that may arise with neighbors. The design of the kennels is also to keep the health and welfare of the dogs as the main thought of this company.
“Public access to the kennels and grounds will be limited to agreed times between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., with only one family at a time able to visit. This will not affect parking at the property.
The council’s report said: ‘It is proposed to use the outbuilding for a small dog breeding business of up to four dogs at a time, which would be operated solely by the claimant with no outside staff. The operation of the dog breeding business is subject to a separate licensing process.