Corangamite Shire Council grants retrospective planning permit to dog breeder Skipton | The standard

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A contentious licensing dispute has come to an end after a dog breeder in Skipton was granted permission to continue in business under extended conditions. Corangamite Shire councilors voted on the retrospective planning permit for 22 Pett Street at a meeting on Tuesday evening, with all but Coastal Ward Councilor Jamie Voguls voting in favour. The business owner, who has bred English and Australian bulldogs for years, had previously kept and bred more than five dogs on the property since moving to the county in 2014. Seven objections to the application had been received from the community , which raised issues including site management, noise and odours, environmental impact and public safety. IN OTHER NEWS: Central Ward Councilor Laurie Hickey described the planning permission as unpopular but said the downsizing requirements and other conditions were sufficient. “Although this is not a popular permit, I believe there are significant conditions imposed throughout the permit application which would mean that we as council would have the proper responsibility to ensure that these conditions are met,” he said. South Central Ward Councilor Jo Beard agreed, saying it was now important that conditions were enforced. “It was tough,” Cr Beard said. “I’m not very convinced that these conditions will always monitor the impact that opponents have had, but the fact that we have had no conditions so far – it is a practice that has gone on without any control – now that we have conditions, we can have some kind of application.” Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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