A dog enters the car wash…
Big disappointment in New Zealand last week, where a car wash operator saw his plans for a self car wash rejected by the city of Blenheim. Possible traffic jams and escaping dogs (!) hampered the case.
Not a good week for Ngāti Rārua, a resident of Blenheim in New Zealand. He wanted to build a self-service car wash and a dog wash on a local car park, but saw his plans rejected due to concerns about escaping dogs and queues on the highway-side of the planned car wash location.
According to media site Stuff, the proposed car wash would have six bays, a covered vacuum bay, and a dog wash space.
The most remarkable reason to reject the plans was the remote possibility of a dog breaking loose at the pet wash. With the nearby busy road, this could lead to ‘severe consequences’.
Independent commissioner Antoinette Besier told those involved, prior to an independent hearing last month, they should “focus on traffic safety issues”.