PLANS for a specially-designed adventure park for dogs have been given the go-ahead on land between Townhill and Kingseat.

The new facility will offer a recreational space for owners and dogs within Dean Farm.

Applicant Gordon Hood, of Unleashed, launched the venture two years ago with an "adventure park" designed for dogs in East Lothian.

The company's website reads: "Unleashed was established in November 2020 to provide dog owners with somewhere safe and secure to enrich the lives of their canine friends.

"We realised that many people struggled to find a space to let nervous or reactive dogs off the lead safely. Where poorer recall skills were less of a worry and where they could have a stress-free energetic blast with their dog."

The proposal changes the use of agricultural land to a dog exercise facility, erecting field shelters and fencing along with other associated works.

This involves the creation of a car park and three segregated dog activity parks, as well as an additional puppy park, with "informal" equipment, including rocks, earth mounds and logs, all surrounded by 1.9-metre-high deer fencing.

The site can be accessed south from the B912.

The online description continues: "What we wanted to do however, was not just be another dog field for hire. We wanted to create a secure space that offered enrichment and sensory-stimulating opportunities.

"Each park has several agility apparatus to help dogs increase their range of motion, sense of balance and strength. They also have their own sensory gardens packed with different textures and smells which help reduce anxiety and stimulate all their senses."

The business would operate 8am and 8pm, seven days a week and planning officers said that proposals would not have a "detrimental visual impact" on the countryside.