AN online petition has been started to oppose plans for a dog breeding kennels at Beulah.

A scheme has been submitted to Ceredigion planning officials to transfer the business from Langoedmor, where it currently operates, to land at Blaengwrog.

It will provide a permanent base to develop the business along with an associated rural enterprise dwelling of a three-bedroomed bungalow.

The dog breeding building will house 22 kennels. The current licence allows for a maximum of 18 dogs but it is hoped to expand that to 28 dogs in the new premises, comprising 25 bitches and three stud dogs.

A similar application was lodged for the same site last year but then withdrawn in November.

Now an online petition has been started opposing the latest plan and also calls on people to not only contact the county council but local politicians.

Organisers of the petition say: “The applicant is looking to create a new puppy farm enterprise with 25 bitches each to produce a litter every year with up to four litters in total before being "re-homed" as pets.

“Ceredigion already has in excess of 30 licenced puppy farms with no doubt a similar number of unlicensed establishments.

“Ceredigion County Council have previously admitted that they do not have the resources or finances to oversee the existing number of businesses in the area.

“This was shown in the BBC Wales programme last year entitled "Inside the UK's Puppy Farm Capital" - a must albeit difficult watch which gives an indication of the issues surrounding this practice.

“If you object to this application, then please sign this petition. This petition will be presented to Ceredigion County Council’s planning committee when they consider this application in July.

"Additionally, please give your objections in the comments section of the council’s portal for the application.

"It would be good if you could also send your objections to this application to the various politicians who’s domain this application falls under."

The petition can be found at