A DOG rehoming centre in Newborough has been granted approval to build a covered exercise area for up to 20 beagles.
The applicant runs the Beagle Welfare Scheme, which has a national rehoming centre at Coulters Hill Cottage, in Pipey Lane.
The dogs are currently exercised in a paddock at the property, but wet conditions in the winter make this difficult.
An application was submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council to build the covered exercise area and has been conditionally approved.
The building will run in line with the existing stable block, used as kennels, and is close to the house.
It will be built with a steel frame and vertical cladding made from dark brown treated boarding above concrete panels.
The floor will be covered with silica sand and PVC granules – similar to that of a horseriding arena.
The building will also reduce noise when the beagles are being exercised.