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Co-op's Pug-wash plans

Co-op's Pug-wash plans

Wednesday 01 July 2020

Co-op's Pug-wash plans

The Co-op has set out plans to open a dog washing facility at one of its En Route stores.

The Co-operative has submitted a planning application to install a dog wash unit at the St Sampson's En Route along Les Bas Courtils.

Chief Development Officer Jim Plumley believes the plans will "please many islanders" if approved.

“We have put in planning permission to install a dog washing facility at St Sampson’s En Route but are still waiting to hear if our application has been successful," he said. "Dog washing facilities are already being widely used around the world and we feel the addition to our St Sampson’s En Route will please many islanders.

"We will share more news with our customers once we know the result of our planning application.”


Pictured: The manufacturer’s illustration of a typical installation.

The planning application said the site had been chosen because of its proximity to the coast, which means the En Route "is often used by dog walkers as they pass."

"The provision of a facility for cleaning dogs at the end of a walk on the beach will be an added facility that should be much appreciated," the application states. 

"The proposed dog-wash unit is designed to current European environmental standards for energy efficiency, water consumption, noise and discharge. The unit will provide a very energy/resource efficient way of washing a dog which should be much more efficient than the alternative of an uncontrolled hose pipe discharging to surface water drains."

'These units have been installed around Europe and in the UK at appropriate locations, particularly at Garden Centres and Services/Petrol stations. They are of an attractive design and will fit into the PFS surroundings with minimal visual impact."

It is not the first time a self-service dog wash facility has been proposed in the island, with Le Friquet installing one in 2015.

Pictured top: A pug and the proposed location of the dog wash unit, adjacent to Air/Water Tower.

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