A DOG rescue charity near Canford Magna is seeking planning permission to build houses on its site.

Waggy Tails, which is based off Magna Road, has applied to Poole council to demolish existing buildings on its land and build nine three-bedroom homes.

The charity has only submitted an outline planning application at this stage, and further details of the proposals are yet to be submitted.

It is unclear from the current plans whether Waggy Tails’ rescue centre will be re-located to another site or not. The Daily Echo contacted the charity on Wednesday but no one was available for comment.

Each of the nine houses proposed on the 0.3 hectare site would have two allocated parking spaces, and a further nine visitor spaces would be located to the rear of the site.

Daly Martin Williams Architects has been employed to draw up designs for the proposed homes.

The current access off Magna Road will be retained as part of the proposal. More trees are proposed to be planted on the site border as ‘both a visual and acoustic barrier from the adjacent highway and neighbours’.

Only in October the animal rescue centre, which was established in 1994, was granted planning permission to build two new extensions. The charity’s plans for a two-storey rear and single-storey side extension were approved along with its proposals to replace a mobile home with a purpose-built building and to build 24 dog cabins.

Developer Barratt David Wilson Homes is building 324 homes on land adjacent to the Waggy Tails site.

The 249 houses and 75 flats are being built on land near Canford Park Arena.

The Canford Paddock scheme will also see a new 14 hectare Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) created.

Waggy Tails seeks to rehome abandoned dogs into new homes within the surrounding area.

Its planning application will be decided on by council planning officers in the coming weeks.