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Appeal: Very special circumstances justify green belt crematorium

Surrey Hills AONB / Shutterstock: 1258052158

Plans for a new crematorium in Tandridge, a district which is 94 per cent green belt, can go ahead after an inspector ruled that cremation facilities are an ‘essential community need’ that was not being properly met.

LOCATIONOxted, SurreyAUTHORITYTandridge District CouncilINSPECTORJonathan PricePROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/M3645/W/21/3272384The appellant, Horizon Cremation Ltd, sought permission to build a new crematorium on land near Oxted, within the Metropolitan Green Belt and close to the Surrey Hills AONB. Inspector Jonathan Price considered the proposals at a four-day inquiry in August.........
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