Lambley Crematorium: Councillors formally clear the way for construction of controversial project.

Lambley Crematorium: Councillors formally clear the way for construction of controversial project.

by Crematorium Editor Westerleigh News

Councillors formally cleared the way last night for a new crematorium to be built on green-belt land in Lambley.

The plan was endorsed by members of Gedling Borough Council's planning committee, following a court ruling.

A High Court bid to overturn planning permission given by the council for the development, in Catfoot Lane, was rejected earlier this month.

And last night, councillors unanimously accepted the decision by Mrs Justice Patterson, who ruled that permission granted to Westerleigh Group should stand.

Chairman Councillor John Truscott said: "The application was a good one and the planning committee made the right decision."

Opponents of the scheme won a High Court victory quashing planning consent in 2013.

But in October 2014, applicant Westerleigh amended its plan and councillors gave consent last July.

It was that decision that Catfoot Crematorium Opposition Group member Jean Timmins unsuccessfully challenged last month.

Building work is expected to start soon.

 

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