A Pembrokeshire dog groomer has been given permission to open a salon in Kilgetty.
Lauren Malloy, owner of Lauren’s Dog Grooming, sought permission from planners for a change of use of the site at Llyniams, Carmarthen Road. Her business currently operates from 10 Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock.
In her application, Malloy said: “I am wanting to purchase the property, but my mortgage lenders will not release the mortgage until I have change of use on the unit.
“My plan is to live upstairs and run my business downstairs in the unit which has current use as a kebab and wish to rent the barber shop separate to my business.”
A report for planners, recommending approval, said: “The proposed new use would have positive social impact through the provision of a new service in the settlement as well as providing job opportunities.
“The proposed dog grooming salon would provide a new opportunity for a business outlet within an area characterised by a mix of commercial and residential properties which would encourage a sustainable community and a thriving economy in compliance with [planning policies].”
The application was conditionally approved.