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Proposals for ‘puppy farm’ rejected by East Ayrshire Council

New Intax Farm (Chris Austin / DC Thomson)
New Intax Farm (Chris Austin / DC Thomson)

PLANS for a new ‘puppy farm’ have been rejected by East Ayrshire Council.

The Licensing Panel refused the application for a dog breeding or rearing establishment license for the site at New Intax Farm.

We reported at the start of last month on the plans which had been met with fierce objections from animal welfare charities, local residents and politicians.

Thousands signed a petition against the facility, and protesters gathered outside the council meeting earlier today.

An East Ayrshire Council statement said: “Today, Friday 6 January 2017, the East Ayrshire Licensing Panel met to consider an application for a dog breeding, or rearing establishment licence in respect of premises at New Intax Farm, Newmilns.

“The Panel has decided to refuse the application and will not be making further comment, mindful that the matter may now be subject to an appeal to the Sheriff.”

READ MORE: Plan for Scotland’s first industrial puppy farm in Ayrshire met with fierce objections