Commercial boarding kennels for dogs and a new home are proposed in a village north of York.

Mr and Mrs E.S.T Roberts seek to demolish an existing home and some outbuildings and change the use of other buildings at North Lane, Huntington, a small-holding and former piggery.

If approved on the 1.44ha site, the kennel facilities would include kennels, dog grooming/treatment, and a dog hydrotherapy pool. Nearby land would become dog walking fields and the rest will remain a home with associated domestic garden. The equivalent of two full-time jobs would be created.

The planning application to City of York Council said: “The current house is unfeasibly small and in a very poor state as well as the garage, they are not fit for purpose as a family home or really suitable to support the proposed business and re[1]use of this established set up.”

It also said all dog waste from the fields and kennels will be collected and double bagged with bio-degradable bags before being placed in a dog poo wormery.

The application added the replacement home would be traditionally built but energy efficient and highly insulated. It would help fulfil the potential of the site, meet a housing need, and better help the economy moving forward than the current buildings.