PLANNING permission is being sought to turn part of a field north of Crediton into a “dog sanctuary” for as many as 30 dogs. 

If the council gives company Paws2Freedom the thumbs-up, it will erect three buildings on a parcel of farmland at Downhayne. 

Artist's impression of secure run
Artist's impression of secure run (Co Create Architects)

There would be a building with an office, kitchen, loo and canine accommodation; a block with 12 individual kennels and secure open runs; and another “remote kennel” set apart with an outside enclosed compound. 

The structures would have vertical timber cladding, shallow pitched corrugated-steel roofs and dark grey uPVC windows. There would be a gravel path between the two main buildings. 

Artist's impression of remote kennel
Artist's impression of remote kennel (Co Create Architects)

The site can be accessed from Downhayne Hill and has a gate and parking spaces for four vehicles. 

Mid Devon District Council will choose whether or not to grant planning permission soon.