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26/07/2016

Appeal: South Lakeland crematorium would not harm tourism

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An inspector has approved the erection of a crematorium and memorial gardens in Crooklands, South Lakeland, after ruling that the need for this type of facility in the area outweighed the moderate impact on landscape amenity and tourism objectives.

Inspector M Seaton noted that the South Lakeland Allocations Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2013 recognises the need for a crematorium in the South Lakeland area “as a consequence of an increasing ageing population and the increasing popularity of crematoria”.

Seaton contested that the appeal site – an area of undeveloped grassland – “does not exhibit any particularly special land.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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