RSPCA reveals major new plans for Burton rescue center
Major plans have been revealed for the RSPCA rescue center in Burton.
If approved, they will see Hillfield Animal Home, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, a whole new life.
Plans submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council request permission for a new building on the site.
It would house kennels, catteries, an office, a small pet store and a space for managers.
A new parking lot would be built at the front of the building with around 18 new spaces, including four for disabled visitors.
About eight new jobs are expected to be created by the move, including six full-time positions.
The complete contents of the new building would include 23 dog kennels, 10 cat cabins, an indoor exercise area, a waiting area for vets, examination rooms, and dog and cat grooming and washing facilities. .
The RSPCA’s planning request reads: “The development adopts a bespoke design style, with vertical wooden planks on its elevations and a standing seam metal roof.
“Its shape is that of a single-storey building, with a higher central part that will house the offices and the meeting room on the first floor.
“A semi-circular entrance pavilion is also proposed to provide a focal point to the building.
“The location of this site is far from significant public views and surrounding built development.
“This means that it is able to adapt to development of a more contemporary nature without harming the character and appearance of the region.”
Hillfield Animal Home is an independently funded animal placement center that operates through donations and fundraising activities.
It operates under the umbrella and rules of the RSPCA to relocate dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals.