PART of a farm in Penketh could be converted into a dog exercising area.

Under plans drawn up and submitted to Warrington Borough Council, a small section of the 185-acre holding on Station Road would be given up for dog exercising.

A small shelter and car parking would be erected on the land which lies in the green belt.

Planning documents submitted to the council say it would allow for diversification of the farming business.

They add: "There is significant demand for spaces where dogs can be allowed off lead.

"Such facilities allow dogs to be safely exercised or trained away from other dogs and people and also avoids the potential for dogs chasing livestock.

"The applicant has been contacted by a number of individuals seeking use of land to exercise dogs."

Customers would book sessions for their dogs to use the space and new fencing would be erected.

A dog waste bin on site would be collected and emptied daily the plans state.

For more details, search for application number 2021/38730 on the council's website.