Applications to vary planning conditions linked to the approval of a dog boarding kennel development near Tanygroes have been submitted to Ceredigion County Council.

An application for a 30-pen kennels, with covered dog runs, in a purpose-built, low level, building with parking spaces at Henllys, and a change of use of an adjacent agricultural field to dog exercise area, was approved with conditions in 2020.

A statement submitted with the original plan emphasises the proposal is for boarding kennels and not breeding kennels on the site off the B4333 main road leading from Tanygroes to Aberporth.

Last month, applications to vary six of the planning conditions were validated by officers, following submission by the previous applicant, Ben Morris, and will be considered by the local authority under delegated powers.

They include those related to access and visibility, parking and turning, sustainable drainage – with a plan submitted for Sustainable Drainage Approval Body decision – septic tank soakaway, landscape and ecology, and boundary treatment ie fences.

The forms indicated that work on the development was started in February this year but is yet to be completed.

A number of objections were received regarding the plan as submitted in 2020, as well as letters of support, with noise being one of the main concerns.

Other concerns related to the impact on a public right of way and threat to farm animals if dogs escape.

A letter of support outlined “the positive contribution the development would have on the local economy and the demand for such a development in the area.”

Planning officers found that the site is a “reasonably sustainable location” with kennels suited to more remote areas.

Further information about the current condition variation applications can be found via the council’s planning portal.