A NEW doggy day care business could soon open near Knutsford.

Plans have been submitted to Cheshire East Council to convert a stable building at a farm in Ostler's Lane, Mobberley, into 10 kennels and a doggy day care business.

The stable has been at the site since 2005 and has only been used for domestic equestrian purposes.

But after a natural reduction in the number of horses kept at the farm, the applicant no longer needs two stable buildings and is looking to make use of one in a new commercial venture.

A planning statement, prepared by Emery Planning on behalf of the applicant, says: "The application seeks the conversion of a ‘V’ shaped single storey stable building, located to the north of the site which provides three stables, tack room, open barn/storage area and feed store into 10 kennels and a doggy day care facility.

"Each kennel will be provided with individual runs, and the day care facility will include a day care room and an enclosed run for the day care dogs.

"The only new element is the provision of the enclosed day care run which lies to the south west end of the building.

"The applicant has already sought and been granted a licence for doggy day care for up to five dogs. A license for the kennels has not yet been sought."

The area around Ostler's Farm, is screened by mature trees and hedgerows with farm land to the east south and west. Manchester Airport lies to the north.

For more details on the plans, search reference 23/0167M on the council's online planning portal.

A decision on the plans will be determined under delegated authority and the last date for submitting comments is February 27.

The council have targeted March 20 as the date by which a decision could be made.