AN EXCLUSIVE dog walking area within a rural woodland is set to get tails wagging.

The woodland beside Smeaton Nursery Garden will be used by dog walkers, who will be able to book the area of land.

According to the planning officer’s report: “The woodland area would offer a private space that would be booked in advance for exclusive use.

“It is stated that the land would also cater for new dog owners and puppies, sensitive or nervous dogs or dogs that have poor recall and cannot be let off the lead safely.

“Users of the woodland area would be able to relax in the knowledge that their dog is in a safe space and able to run free within an enclosed space without being disturbed (or disturbing others).

“The facility would be open from 8am-8pm in the summer months and shortened to daylight hours during the winter months.”

Sessions would last 50 minutes, with a 10 minute transition between bookings.

No objections were submitted by members of the public to the plans for the site, which measures about 1.3 hectares in size.