Plans for a new doggy daycare in Telford, Shropshire, have been withdrawn after concerns were raised about the safety of the main road next to the facility.
Applicant Sarah Kuczynski submitted the change of use plans to Telford & Wrekin Council to convert an existing outbuilding in Apley into a facility that could care for 10 dogs and would open six days a week.
The plans included an indoor play area, as well as some secure outdoor areas.
In addition, the plans included space for three dogs to stay overnight.
However, the plans received 13 letters of objection and four letters of support.
Objections were raised by local residents concerned about cars turning out of the proposed dog care centre and the parking arrangements for customers. Fears were also raised about the possibility of dogs becoming loose on the main road.
Neighbouring residents were also concerned about the potential noise of dogs barking or howling.
In an email sent to the council’s planning department, Kuczynski said the withdrawal of the plans was due to “gathering more information and amending her business plan”.