The appellant explained that he had approached the manager of a greyhound racing track with a view to securing new animals to be kennelled and trained at the centre. A condition of securing the manager's approval was that a trainer should be permanently resident at the centre for security and accessibility reasons, he asserted.
The inspector acknowledged that having a member of staff living on the site would be convenient. However, he was unconvinced that it was essential because the trainer could live in a nearby settlement. The premises already contained a farmhouse occupied by a member of the appellant's family and the justification for a second dwelling was not compelling, he ruled.
DCS Number 100-058-230
Inspector Bob Lyon; Written representations.