Bruce’s plans for a new doggy daycare on green belt land in Walsall have been refused despite planning officers supporting the scheme.
The company had hoped to open a new facility at Amber Meadow Stables in Bridle Lane, Barr Beacon, to provide services for up to 71 dogs.
However, members of Walsall Council’s planning committee raised concerns the plans would have a negative impact on the green belt, particularly the proposed two-metre-high fencing, as well as other issues such as increased traffic.
A report to members by officers also said there were no objections from statutory consultees and concluded it would not harm the green belt.
However, the majority of the committee was not convinced and voted to reject the application based on the harm it would cause the area.