Fears kennels will create smells in Sutton St James

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Villagers in Sutton St James are worried a plan for rescue dog kennels in Sutton St James will create smells and noise.

A plan for 18 kennels in buildings at Alma House in Broad Gate is coming before South Holland District Council planning committee tonight, with a recommendation for approval subject to three conditions.

Councillors were informed the site was in relatively open countryside, with the nearest property more than 300 metres away.

It would be a non-commercial operation where neglected and abandoned dogs would be treated as pets.

Sutton St James Parish Council expressed concerns about possible noise and smells and whether the site would remain as a non-commercial business.

Ward member Coun Michael Seymour and a local resident also expressed concerns about noise.

However, given the distance from neighbouring properties and no objections from Environmental Health, planners have concluded there is insufficient reason to warrant a refusal. Concerns regarding it becoming a commercial operation could be address by condition.