PLANS for a Test Valley club to offer overnight boarding for more dogs could be given the green light next week. 

A planning application was submitted to Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) to allow up to six pooches to stay at the Hampshire Dog Club in Upton Lane, Nursling.

Now the plans could be approved by TVBC's Southern Area Planning Committee on Tuesday, July 14. 

This comes after critics of the application claimed they feared the barking dogs could keep residents awake.

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However, a spokesperson from the dog club previously branded the objections as “ridiculous”, claiming there is no reason for the dogs to bark unless someone is “trespassing on the land”.

Pat Wootten, who lives in Grove Place Retirement Village, said: "The application is for six dogs to be accommodated overnight.

"There is little doubt the noise created by such dogs being confined in a strange setting will have a detrimental effect on the enjoyment of anyone living within 500 yards of the site.

"Currently, there is no residential accommodation on the site and so the dogs would be left unattended for long periods of time, which will cause them stress and anxiety and likely to create excessive barking."

Romsey Advertiser: Upton Lane, Nursling. Photo: GoogleUpton Lane, Nursling. Photo: Google

Another resident, who lives in Grove Place Retirement Village, added: "Public comments from supporters of the application refer to reactive or badly behaved dogs.

"This clearly demonstrates noise will be a significant problem with the dogs barking at each other.

"The noise from the overnight accommodation of six unruly dogs will be excessive and will create a nuisance adversely affecting the enjoyment of residents [who live] in Grove Place Retirement Village."

One resident added: "We are only 500 metres from the site; we have approximately 150 elderly residents living here at Grove Place, who would be upset by the possible noise of barking or howling dogs.

"We are already disturbed by the M27 traffic and this will make it worse."

They added: "The premises should not be used for overnight boarding kennels as this would cause a lot of problems for residents of Grove Place with noise from unsupervised dogs keeping them awake."

A spokesperson from Hampshire Dog Club told the Advertiser: “The objection which states a dog will bark simply because it has a behavioural problem or can be aggressive is ridiculous and shows no understanding of dog behaviour.

“Due to the location and the fact the kennels face the motorway, there is no reason for the dogs to bark unless someone is illegally trespassing on the land in front of the kennels."