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West Dunbartonshire dog care plans refused

Plans to turn farmland near Faifley, West Dunbartonshire, into a dog care centre have been refused by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Victoria Paterson, from Cochno Town Farm, applied for change of use for business purposes. The plans included a shop, kennels, grooming facility, and a secure dog park.

However, a report recommended that planning permission for the site be refused because the plans were contrary to several of the council’s local development plan policies.

These include the site being in the greenbelt, the proposed change of use is close to neighbouring dwellings so is likely to result in a significant adverse impact on local residents, the land is a former quarry and landfill site so is potentially contaminated land, the development is in a location that is likely to generate a high level of new vehicle movements, and high footfall uses of a grooming salon should be located in a town or local centre.

The report also states that there were 24 letters of objection submitted in relation to the application.

It is believed that the applicant will have three months to appeal the decision.

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