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Whitchurch kennels wants to expand

Acorn Kennels in Whitchurch, Shropshire, is seeking planning permission to increase the size of its facility to cope with its contracts with local councils and police forces.

Applicants Kevin and Elizabeth Carty want to build new kennels next to an existing block of 30 at the facility in Heath Road.

The plans consist of a single-story purpose-built kennel block with a composite panelled roof and walls.

The kennelling business currently has contracts with Wrexham County Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Warrington Borough Council, Telford and Wrekin Council, and Worcester Council, providing dog warden services.

Acorn Kennels also kennels seized dogs collected under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act for West Mercia Police, Cheshire Police, and West Midlands Police.

The planning application says: “Due to the addition of XL Bullies being added to the dangerous dogs list all of the police forces have requested an increase in capacity at Acorn Kennels.

“Considering the development from a social and economic point of view, although the development is only on a small scale it will have a positive impact on the local and wider community providing and maintaining a much-needed service.”

A consultation on the plans is set to run until 30 July.

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