Plans have been lodged for a new dog training centre in Dereham

Phillip Jones has submitted plans to Breckland Council for a change of use at 33 Yaxham Road to provide canine sport training, mainly in the form of scent detection and obedience, alongside the sale of related training equipment.

Documents in support of the application state: “The business offers scent work training and competition for pet dogs in both group and ‘one to one’ classes.

“Alongside the provision of this service, we intend to offer a limited retail area to include related training equipment, such as harnesses, leads, and search equipment.

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“The vast majority of classes will be attended by one to six customers occasionally with eight at weekends.

“After opening the facility at Yaxham Road this will likely expand into further dog sports/activities such as obedience, ring craft and rally.”

The document adds that it does not anticipate the need for refuse collection, as the company name listed on the document as Hide and Go Sniff, operates from community/village halls on a ‘take your waste home’ policy which will continue.

A decision is expected by September 27.

All documents for the application can be viewed via Breckland's planning portal and looking up reference 3PL/2023/0691/F