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Pet store plans vet surgery

New plans submitted after traffic survey

A pet store in Douglas says it does have enough parking spaces to accommodate extra customers for a proposed revamp of its premises.

Pets At Home, based on the Spring Valley Industrial Estate, has applied for planning permission to make extensive alterations to the store.

It says it wants to install a mezzanine floor to provide a vet’s surgery and pet grooming facilities, with a new fire door and external staircase.

The company had applied for permission before – but planners asked for a parking survey to see if the site could cope with the added traffic.

Pets At Home asked Isle of Wight firm Island Highway & Transport Consultants to monitor the site just before Christmas.

The Manx government carried out the actual traffic count at the site – but a mistake in laying out its equipment meant miscounted traffic leaving the car park.

Despite that, the consultants say the car park has 25 spare car parking spaces during the week, and 13 at weekends.

You can find out more about the planning application on the government’s website gov.im

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