CANINES will be looking paw-fect following a trip to a new dog groomer near Romsey after planning chiefs gave the business the green light.

Pooches will be pampered in a shed, which will be built in the applicant's garden, in Tottehale Close, North Baddesley.

The plans were approved by Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) on February 2, with the business aiming to treat four dogs a day.

It will be open from 9am to 6.30pm from Monday to Friday and on Saturday it will be trading from 9am to 1pm.

But, the business will not be open on Sunday, Bank or Public Holidays unless agreed with TVBC.

This comes after the proposals, which were meant to be decided by TVBC on December 17, were delayed because further information needed to be reviewed.

A document submitted to TVBC by the applicant states the shed will run with one dog groomer and the animals will be treated individually.

It stresses neighbours should not worry about being disturbed by noisy dogs, because the shed will be insulated.

The shed will be "behind the garage block and is at the furthest point from the closest neighbour in Tottehale Close", the document states.

It adds: "A customer will drop off their dog and collect it about two hours later. Entrance to the grooming shed will be via the rear of the property through the existing gate, located on Sylvan Drive."

Customers will be able to park on Sylvan Drive to drop off their four-legged friends, with the applicant believing "there will not be any impact to neighbouring properties", as clients will not have to enter Tottehale Close.

However, another business proposal was recently rejected by planners over fears a new Indian takeaway would have a "detrimental impact" on nearby Romsey residents.

Plans to transform the closed Co-operative Funeralcare shop, Winchester Road, into the takeaway were thrown out on January 18.

TVBC said the application, submitted by Balaka Restaurant, would have a "detrimental impact" on residents with cooking smells blowing around the neighbourhood and noise coming from the takeaway.