Posted: Wed 28th Jun 2023

Dog training facility plans withdrawn by applicants

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 28th, 2023

A proposal to turn a field near Llanerfyl into a dog training facility has been withdrawn by the applicants. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In March, Stephen and Lynne Gittins had applied to Powys County Council for planning permission to change the use of Cae Derwen field off Talerddig Road near Llanerfyl so that they could set up a dog training facility as well as sell caravans from the site. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The scheme was going to be an expansion and relocation of an existing caravan business. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The applicants run a business supplying used static caravans on a narrow plot alongside the A495 opposite the (closed) Tanhouse pub in Llangyniew which has enough space for six caravans. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Documents lodged to support the proposal said that a number of break ins had taken place at the Llangyniew site. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The plans say that hardstanding would be provided to display the caravans for sale while the dog training facility known as a “ménage” would have a porous silica sand surface. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The family had said that they have three dogs that trial at a national level; one of which has achieved Championship level, which is the highest grade. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They had proposed that the dog training arena would be open for 46 weeks a year with opening times of 9am to 7pm from October to March and from 8am to 8pm from April to September, ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If the facility is operational, they would apply for Kennel Club instructor’s accreditation which would help attract “more customers.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The last document lodged with the application said that Llanerfyl Community Council had discussed the application and would raise “no objections” to it. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By BBC LDRS ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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