Plans to turn nursery into doggy daycare are lodged
A children's nursery could become a doggy day care centre.
Jenna Jones from Bolton has applied for the change of use for Lynwood Bryn in Lynwood Avenue, Darwen.
She promises there will be two trainers to look after the dogs and provide them with 'enrichment activities'.
In a supporting statement to Blackburn with Darwen Council planners, Miss Jones and business partner Catrina Sharrocks, of 'The Collar Club', said: "We will have the outdoor area use staggered to avoid busy traffic times throughout the day, doing this we will reduce the dogs' reactions too the school children during their day.
"Dogs will be brought into the indoor area from approximately 5pm the reduce disruption with the owners attending for collection.
"Hand over of the animal will be done outside the facility so we do not have the risk of the dogs reacting to someone coming inside.
"We will be cladding the indoor area with sound absorption materials to reduce the disruption should the dogs bark for any reason.
"We have two trainers on staff who will be working with the dogs to teach them to quiet, whilst also enrichment activities to distract and tire again resulting in reduced noise.
"Should this prove ineffective for any dogs we will dismiss the dog from attending as we don't want to cause upset with our neighbours.
"On site we have three spaces for parking as well as a side street to the left of the building which will be more than enough to accommodate parking as collection and drop off is staggered.
"We will be implementing specific times for drop off and collection to avoid congestion of the road.
"We will keep all our waste on the premises in the council bin we pay annually for.
"This is currently emptied once weekly but we can easily organise for the bin to be emptied more regularly if required
"We hope with your support we will be able to open on the new premises."
Darwen East Liberal Democrat Cllr Paul Browne said: "I can't see that happening there.
"It's definitely in the wrong location. I cannot see it working."