Angry residents have aired their disgust at plans to knock down a beautiful manor house in Bucks Cross and build holiday lodges.Brackenside House, near Bucks Mills, belonged to the RSPCA but was sold at auction in July last year to Parkdean, which owns Bideford Bay Holiday Park.But the park, which bought the property for £490,000, has now applied for planning permission to demolish the house and build 22 new holiday lodges.Village a bit miffedLaura Spittles, from Bucks Cross, who owns the fields bordering Brackenside House, said the whole village was a bit miffed at the application to demolish the house. She told the Gazette the previous owner, Anne Arrell, who died in 2013, had gifted the house to the animal rescue charity. Mrs Spittles said: She did write in her will saying she didnt want Bideford Bay Holiday Park having the land. But the will didnt need to be enacted because she gifted the house to the RSPCA before she died. We know she felt strongly that she didnt want the holiday park to have the house, but I dont think she envisioned they would want to demolish it.Application called inMrs Spittles has applied for the building to become listed, and Torridge District Council has served a Buildings Preservation Order on the house. Torridge district councillor Robin Julian has called the matter in to be discussed at the councils plans committee, calling it a complete shambles. He said: It has upset everybody. The holiday park is claiming it is structurally unsound but there is nothing wrong with it; it had a new roof eight-years-ago. I think the residents would be quite happy if it was turned into a timeshare for the people who work at the holiday park, but not knocked down.Shelter not feasibleNorth Devon RSPCA confirmed the money from the property was earmarked for a cattery or small animal facility, but said this was not feasible. A spokesman added: As an alternative we have pledged the following funds to be used for direct animal welfare in Miss Arrells name. A spokeswoman for Bideford Bay Holiday Park said it was awaiting a decision on the application. She added: We are pleased the RSPCA has confirmed the proceeds from the sale are being used for a worthwhile cause.What do you think - should the house be demolished or not? Vote in our poll above or comment below to have your say.