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Appeal: Javid ignores inspector’s advice on green belt crematoria

Sajid Javid / Number 10

Following a joint inquiry that considered two separate crematorium proposals in South Staffordshire, communities secretary Sajid Javid has gone against his inspector’s advice by deciding to allow the scheme with the greater catchment area.

The inquiry dealt with two separate proposals for new crematoria, on sites about 10 miles apart, in the green belt north of Wolverhampton. All parties agreed that neither proposal would fall under any of the four exceptions to green belt development restrictions listed in the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework), and would therefore require very special circumstances to go ahead. The parti.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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