A dog trainer accused of breaching neighbours’ human rights by using land to exercise her pets has bitten back — by claiming she is being filmed using the plot.Yes. And?
The 47-year-old, who runs Alrewasbased Capable Canines, insisted it was not she who was breaching article eight of the 1998 Human Rights Act, which guarantees the right to respect for private and family life, but whoever was filming her.
“They are invading my privacy,” she told the Mail.
“How is it that somebody can video somebody every day on their private land?”Simples! They do it from public land. And there’s nothing you can do about that!
Beside, nothing to hide, nothing to fear. Right?
Miss Motts spoke after her critics’ spokesman told the council’s planning committee she had let her dogs bark, left them ‘unsupervised or out of control’, flouted conditions and prompted the council to issue an enforcement notice, lit bonfires during unsocial hours, held barbecues and a party and thrown dog faeces into a farmer’s field.
“The residents feel very strongly about this and I’m sure if you contact Walton Parish Council they feel very strongly about it too,” he said.
“We’ve had a year of suffering and why should we have one more day? ”Well, indeed!
Miss Motts and her Stapenhill-based agent, Peter Diffey and Associates Limited, have written to the council to complain about the way the planning committee reached its decision.
Miss Motts wants the committee to reconsider and give her permission to continue using her land to exercise her 13 border collies and terriers for two years instead of one.
She claims three of her neighbours support her bid and that her opponents are ‘motivated by jealousy’ because her ownership of the plot prevents them from accessing part of a farmer’s field.And what does the council say?
The council declined to comment.Ah. Wise.