PLANS to create a "peaceful place" for dog exercise have been proposed between Oakley and Cairneyhill.

Ms Colleen Cooper has requested permission from Fife Council to turn her field and horse paddock on Sunnyside Road into a training area.

The more than four-acre site, including driveways, would be available for bookings and create a private, secure environment for those who struggle to let their pet off its lead, practising recall, puppy training, or professional dog-walkers.

Access is to be created from the existing field entrance and would utilise modified visibility splays, there would also be a maximum of two parking spaces and space for vehicle turning.

Proposed works include the erection of a two-metre post and wire fence around the perimeter of the exercise area and the siting of various mobile structures such as tyres and concrete pipe tunnels for dogs.

If plans are approved, the business will be managed from Duckhill Farmhouse, located to the north of the proposed area, with an appointment system in place to limit the number of customers and vehicles on site at one time.

Opening hours for the facility would be Sunday-Friday between 8am and 7pm and 8am until 4pm on Saturdays.

A neighbour notification list for the project was created on December 23.