A NORTHWICH woman is after permission to use her home as a dog grooming parlour.
Sandra Carter wants retrospective permission to convert a garage on Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam, to a dog grooming room.
Council chiefs were meeting to discuss the application last night, following complaints from neighbours and community leaders.
Lostock Gralam Parish Council said running it from home was 'unsuitable' because of noise and smell, and said it appeared that dogs barked continuously when neighbours entered their gardens.
Eight letters objecting to the scheme were also received,raising issues about traffic - exacerbated by having a Bargain Booze next door - and saying it was an inappropriate business for a residential area.
A report to members of Vale Royal Borough Council's planning committee said environmental health inspectors had looked at the proposals and said there was adequate parking for what they termed an appropriate 'low key business operation.'
It recommends that members should approve the application - for a temporary period of 12 months - to allow the council to assess its impact on neighbours. Business would be restricted to 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday.