Puppy farm’s bid for kennels
Kennels at the site of a formerly illegal puppy farm are expected to be awarded planning permission next week.
Michelle Wood wants to retain five modular buildings for use as kennels on land at East Mains of Ardlogie, near Fyvie.
But despite an outstanding objection by Aberdeenshire Council’s waste disposal service, which has concerns about the site’s lack of refuse storage and recycling, authority planners are recommending the scheme is approved.
In his report, the council’s director of infrastructure services Stephen Archer said: “It is considered that the countryside is a good location for kennels, the cabins are reasonably typical of what can be seen in farm yards.
“Apart from an apparent lack of waste or recycling facilities, no issues
“One letter of objection was lodged against the proposal”
have been raised by the consultees – which suggest that there is no nuisance occurring as a result of the development.”
One letter of objection was lodged against the proposal.
In it, a member of the public said: “This is going to be a business with a lot of waste drainage – doesn’t seem to be adequately planned.
“I strongly object against the retention of all five [of ] the modular buildings to be used as kennels.”
The Scottish SPCA and other animal welfare groups had previously raised fears when a bid was made to secure a breeding licence for the remote site.
It was submitted by a woman, three of whose family members were prosecuted for keeping dogs in appalling conditions there in 2014.
Councillors will the planning on Tuesday. discuss proposal