International charity The Donkey Sanctuary wants to build a two-storey medical store, staff room and welfare facility at Woods Farm
The Donkey Sanctuary has revealed plans for a new building on a site where poorly animals are cared for.
The international charity wants to construct a two-storey medical store, staff room and welfare facility at Woods farm near The Bowd. An existing single-storey structure would be replaced as part of the project.
Woods Farm is located on 198 acres of land. It specialises in the care of ‘bad breathers’, donkeys with laminitis and skin problems, and those on diets.
Some 17 staff and 15 volunteers work at the site.
“There is a real functional requirement for additional staffing and welfare space as part of the farm’s facilities,” says the planning application.
The Donkey Sanctuary has owned Woods Farm since 1989. It consists of nine barns, three temporary structures, an isolation unit, offices, a small staff room and veterinary drugs store.
Proposals are to construct a two-storey medical store, staff room and welfare facility. The proposed footprint would be 62sq m.