Strong objections have been made to plans to expand dog kennels at a Bucks farm, with residents calling for the existing facilities to be shut down.
Since last August, 18 kennels have been at the Long Crendon site and an application has now been submitted for a 42-kennel dog breeding centre.
Residents have concerns about ‘uncontrolled’ dogs, noise and ‘pollution’ from faeces.
The Kennel Club also opposes puppy farms in general due to welfare concerns.
But Iain Phillips, who runs the site with his wife Donna, said they love the dogs, having travelled around the country to rescue many. Mr Phillips said: “We are not puppy farmers. It’s not about the money. We just want our dogs to be happy.”
If approved, the application will see a temporary mobile home installed at the site.
Neighbour Sally Wells expressed concern about noise and dog attacks. In her objection she wrote: “I would very much hope that the current kennels and their occupants will be removed from Westfield Road completely.”
John Brown, who owns the land, said he had not received any complaints before the application was submitted.