Noise fears and other objections dismissed as Whittlesey kennels plan approved by Fenland councillors

16:30 21 August 2014

Site of new boarding kennels, New Road, Whittlesey

Site of new boarding kennels, New Road, Whittlesey

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Councillors accepted that the expected noise could be kept under control when they approved kennels for 40 dogs at Whittlesey.

Kennels for New Road, WhittleseyKennels for New Road, Whittlesey

Mrs and Mrs Tom Thorpe had submitted a 20 page environmental noise assessment report from Acoustic Associates of Peterborough which councillors agreed set out sufficient measures.

The report said they had included detail of noise monitoring at the site to establish the background noise level in the area. With computer modelling of the proposed building they were able to estimate its noise emissions to the nearest residents.

Fenland District Council Planning Committee approved the application for Partridge Farm, New Road, but insisted all acoustic fencing be installed at the beginning rather than as proposed in two phases as the kennels are established.

The committee was told there had been objections on the grounds of noise, traffic, wildlife and the poor state of repair of the road from three residents.

New Road, Whittlesey, illustrations of farmhouse and kennels sent to Fenland CouncilNew Road, Whittlesey, illustrations of farmhouse and kennels sent to Fenland Council

Whittlesey Town Council also objected on ground of noise pollution, that New Road formed part of a major cycle route and that New Road is a byway “and is not fit for purpose”.

Councillor Steve Garrett had asked the committee to determine the application “due to concerns relating to noise pollution, access and impact on the Lattersey nature reserve”.

But the committee agreed with council officers that the expansion of the business which is currently used for livery and horse riding “would not result in an unacceptable encroachment into rural countryside”.

They also felt noise mitigation measures would mean neighbours remained largely unaffected and that they would support policies which allow for expansion of rural businesses.

4 comments

  • don't worry about the noise from the dogs you will soon have Sainsbury's being build near you

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    Andyt

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Trains go by in a matter of seconds.Dogs can bark and howl 247 when in a strange enviroment and also next to dogs they have never seen before.This is from one of the few people who live 57meters away not a mile,and everyone is entitled to a quality of life

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    fentiger

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Heathrow can get quite noisy I understand, could just keep them around the perimeter.

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    Fen Frank

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • If you have walked up to the top of New Road, as far as the railway, you will have noticed railway noise and little else. Surely this is a good place for homing dogs so few people actually live there

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    Jane Fleming

    Friday, August 22, 2014

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