PLANNING permission is being sought to convert four buildings at a former Blue Cross animal rehoming centre near Bickleigh into eight homes. 

Dating from the 1980s, the buildings were once used as a reception, cattery and puppy unit, kennels and a cat isolation unit. 

Separate permission was recently granted to turn the barn on the southern corner of the site into a home, next to which are two cottages. 

Barn, left, and cottages
Barn on southern corner, left, and cottages (Google)

If the plans are approved, the single-storey building once used as a reception would have two two-bedroom homes. 

Similarly, the cattery and puppy unit would be transformed into two two-bed dwellings. 

The kennels would become three four-bed homes, and the former cat isolation unit would become a single three-bed home. 

Each new dwelling would have two car parking spaces and a bike store for up to four bicycles. 

You can see the application on Mid Devon District Council’s website here:   

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