Design and Access Statement for demolition and rebuilding of existing kennels and single storey extension at Tailwaggers Dogotel and Cattery 18 Haslingden Old Road Knuzden BB1 2DY. Site The general site is an established business and comprises various detached buildings involved in the kennels and cattery business and the application site building is a rudimentary timber / concrete blockwork structure with a felt covered roof incorporating 15 kennels & runs. On the opposite side of the ‘yard’ is a modern kennel building incorporating 18 kennels and runs. The remaining buildings comprise further kennels, the cattery and office. Proposal It is proposed to demolish the existing timber / blockwork structure and construct a new single storey building identical to the existing building on the opposite side of the yard incorporating 18 individual kennels and runs. In addition a single storey ‘dog wash’ extension linking the new kennels to the existing office is proposed. Scale The existing kennel building has a footprint of 22.50 x 6.90 metres and a ridge height of 3.50 metres giving a volume of approximately 400m3. The proposed kennel element will have a footprint of 24.04 x 8.04 metres and the dog-wash element will have a footprint of 4.90 x 2.50 metres both with a maximum ridge height of 4.30 metres with a volume of approximately 620m3. This is an increase in volume of 55%. Appearance The existing building is of a rudimentary construction and not really suitable for modern welfare standards for the kennelled dogs. The building is essentially a timber shed with no insulation properties and is a drain on resources requiring constant repairs and maintenance. In order to attract clientele the premises need to offer a high standard of comfort and facilities for their pets. The proposed building will be constructed to match the adjacent structure with render finished blockwork walls and concrete tiled pitched roof. The new building will improve the visual amenity of the area. Access There are no access issues with the proposal. Landscaping There are no landscaping issues with the proposal.