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Ludavic Greenhow of Buffingham Kennels Glinton is given more time to prove he is running a viable dog breeding business

A man has been given more time to prove that he is running a viable dog breeding business.

Ludavic Greenhow, of Buffingham Kennels Glinton was given temporary planning permission for the restrospective change of site use to allow dog breeding and a mobile home in 2017. Just a month before it expired in 2019, he applied to extend the permission but it was delayed, while financial documentation proving the viability of the business was produced.

At the same time, Mr Greenhow stated he would limit the number of puppy litters - mostly miniature Schnauzers - to 12 a year in accordance with Kennel Club rules.

A kennel. Stock image (31488135)
A kennel. Stock image (31488135)

At a planning committee meeting at Peterborough City Council on Tuesday, officers reported that Mr Greenhow had still not seen any documentation showing that the business is viable.

The council had also received complaints from neighbours that a second mobile home had been added and that customers for the puppies were leaving their cars on Waterworks Lane, a single-track dirt road.

Agent John Dadge said his client Mr Greenhow suffered from a medical condition that meant he preferred to live an isolated lifestyle.

Mr Dadge admitted a second mobile home had been added but this was being used so the puppies could get used to living with people.

Mr Dadge added: “It is quite incorrect to say that Mr Greenhow does not have a viable business and indeed he has passed his business records through to the council for their appraisal, but it would seem these may have been somehow mislaid.”

He said the business was Mr Greenhow’s only source of income.

Coun Peter Hiller (Con - Glinton and Castor) said a complaint had been raised about a noise generator.

Mr Greenhow admitted it was noisy but said he used it to charge power tools and at no later than 10pm.

Members voted by majority to defer the decision on the planning application pending the delivery of business documentation showing that Mr Greenhow is running a viable business from the land.

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