A PLAN to set up a “doggy day care” centre has been thrown out by Warrington planning chiefs following strong opposition from nearby residents.
Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council also opposed the proposal in Warrington Road, Culcheth, which involved a change of use of a former printing works.
Six residents objected to the scheme, including local cllrs. Keith and Sue Bland and former cllr. Jacqui Johnson. Objections were based on the likely noise of barking dogs in close proximity to nearby houses, including pensioners’ bungalows.
One nearby resident said: “I strongly object. Pensioners’ bungalows back directly onto the site and the rear garden is their only opportunity for fresh air. To sit there with ‘yapping’ dogs all day is unacceptable. Totally unreasonable to put dogs in such close proximity to bungalows.”
Fears were also voiced over the potential for smells and flies and how waste would be stored.
It was also suggested the development would cause congestion on Warrington Road and lead to dogs being walked on nearby Shaw Street playing fields.
The borough council’s environmental protection officer also lodged an objection.