Green light for dog facility as business grows

Jacquie Hall with Spike, Cy, Asha and Ghaille.
Jacquie Hall with Spike, Cy, Asha and Ghaille.

Plans to relocate a thriving business by creating a dog-training centre in a north Northumberland village have been given the green light.

At last Thursday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s north area planning committee, members unanimously approved an application to erect a wooden shed with accompanying car parking and use of surrounding land as an outdoor dog-training facility on a site at West Moor, Felton.

Jacquie Hall wants to expand her Northumberland Canine Centre which has operated from Lee Moor, near Rennington, for nearly ten years.

But the scheme had sparked a number of objections from residents and Thirston Parish Council on issues such as increased traffic, noise and adverse effects on residential amenity and impact on the local community.

Coun Trevor Thorne said: “I think it’s an appropriate site for a business like this.

“They are relocating because the business has outgrown its current site. I hope it continues to expand and brings business to the local area.”

“I do believe the amenity of the residents living in this area won’t be disrupted.”

Coun Gordon Castle agreed and pointed to the fact that there had been no complaints or objections relating to the current site at Lee Moor.