DOGS visiting a Dunbar house can make themselves at home after plans to use part of the building for a dog boarding business were approved.

Fraser Purves had applied to East Lothian Council for planning permission to change one room in the Beachmont Place property.

The scheme was given the green light after no members of the public got in touch with the council’s planning department to object.

Mr Purves had submitted a supporting statement, which outlined the plans for the dog walking and boarding business, along with the application.

It reads: “The business will involve day care for no more than seven dogs per day.

“These dogs will be uplifted from their homes by myself in my adapted van and thereafter taken to one of many locations for a walk.

“These dogs will then be transported back to their home address or to the business address, where they will be looked after indoors until their afternoon walk about 2.30pm.

“Following this walk, the dogs will then be transported back to their own home, again using the business van.

“Overnight boarding will be for no more than two dogs, which will be kept indoors following any walks required.

“The room indoors for the dogs is currently used as a spare bedroom but this will be fitted out with appropriate dog beds required and these dogs will be housed as if they were my own.”

Permission was granted for one year to allow any complaints that might arise to be assessed.