Plans for north-east dog hotel and spa ap­proved

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

Plans have been ap­proved for the cre­ation of a fives­tar dog hotel out­side a north-east vil­lage.

The new ken­nels will be built within the grounds of an ex­ist­ing home near Mem­sie and are de­signed to of­fer ac­com­mo­da­tion for up to 10 ca­nines.

There will be an out­door ex­er­cise area, un­der­floor heat­ing and raised beds.

It is hoped the Mor­mond Dog Hotel and Spa project will also be the cat­a­lyst for new jobs with a full-time groomer and two part-time mem­bers of staff be­ing em­ployed.

Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil plan­ning of­fi­cials have con­firmed the ven­ture can go ahead and said there were “no ma­te­rial con­sid­er­a­tions” why they should re­ject the pro­pos­als.

Six con­di­tions have been set out by coun­cil bosses be­fore con­struc­tion can be­gin. These re­late to road safety im­prove­ments and en­sur­ing the new prop­erty has ad­e­quate drainage. Tracey Blix lives in the res­i­dence that would sit along­side the new ken­nels and she sub­mit­ted her own busi­ness plan as part of the ap­pli­ca­tion.

The doc­u­ment spelled out that the new ven­ture would not be like any other ac­com­mo­da­tion for dogs.

It said: “We will pro­mote a homely at­mos­phere, much dif­fer­ent to the stereo­typ­i­cal ken­nels we all know, where dogs feel at home and dog own­ers can con­fi­dently leave their furry fam­ily mem­bers know­ing they will be treated with the love and care they de­serve.”

The dog hotel would also of­fer own­ers a chance to see how their pet is get­ting on through the use of in-house se­cu­rity cam­eras.

The doc­u­ment added: “Our tagline ‘A Home Away From Home’ re­it­er­ates our goal as a busi­ness – to give our ca­nine res­i­dents a fives­tar ex­pe­ri­ence as if they were at home, and be­ing treated as part of the fam­ily.

“Along with all the fun and games, your dog will be able to en­joy the com­forts of their own home.”

“Your dog will be able to en­joy the com­forts of their own home”

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