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New dog breeding business planned near Burton

Plans have been launched to open a new dog breeding business near Burton.

New jobs will be created if planning permission is granted to turn a stable block in a rural road between Barton under Needwood and Yoxall into a kennel and whelping shed.

If the plans are approved, up to 30 dogs would enter the kennels.

Planning documents submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council by consultancy firm JMI Planning read: “The applicant breeds dogs and intends to enter into a commercial venture.

“It is therefore proposed to convert an existing underutilized stable to create kennels for up to 30 dogs.

“The adjacent feed store, which is a mobile structure on skids, would be used as a farrowing shed.

“The proposals involve internal modifications to the stables to create kennels in the existing stalls, as well as a staff kitchen. The feed store is to be slightly repositioned and exterior tracks attached to its side elevations.

“The fenced paddock immediately adjacent to the building would be used as an outdoor race.

“The kennels would be accessed via the existing Dunstall Lane gated entrance and parking would be provided on existing land.

“The proposals would create three permanent jobs.”

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JMI says the new kennels would not unacceptably increase noise from the site and that new or noisy dogs would be kept in isolation.

The claimant – who lives there – is an animal welfare expert, according to the claim.

The statement read: “Dogs will be housed indoors, with washable plastic sleeping facilities and 3.2 meter long runs.

“The building features a concrete floor with a central gully that directs liquid waste to a drain connected to an existing septic tank in the field to the south.

“Solid waste, including bedding, will be collected daily and stored in yellow bins kept indoors, which will be collected fortnightly.

“The applicant lives on site and will be available 24/7 to deal with any issues that may arise.

“In the unlikely event that a dog escapes from its kennel, it will still be locked in the stable, and if it escapes from the stable, it will be trapped in the fenced yard.

“A dog should therefore escape at least three times before exiting the site.”

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