Exotic animals plans for Rings End

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An exotic animals firm could begin trading in Fenland if planners approve a new application.

Matthew Bates has applied to Fenland District Council to put up a barn and mobile building to house exotic animals on land off Goosetree Road, Rings End.

The animals, which could be bred and kept at the site, would be used for educational purposes, according to the planning application.

The planning statement says: “The proposal is for the location of exotic animal enclosures for the breeding and upkeep of rare breed exotic animals in a safe, warm, environment in a location that will not cause disturbance to neighbours.

“The enclosures will house reptiles in one building and mammals in another, with a large outdoor exercise area.

“These animals are used for educational purposes in schools and at exhibitions.

“It is essential that the living accommodation be on site for the 24-hour upkeep of these rare breed animals.”

The application also asks for permission to place a mobile home on the site.

n Plans are also in the pipeline to build 20 homes in Outwell.

Dene Homes Ltd has applied to West Norfolk Council to develop land off Magnolia Lodge Hall Road.

The application will include four affordable homes.

The design and access statement says all boundaries will be fenced.

Four homes will be sharing a driveway according to the plans.