CONFIRMATION of a proposal to build a new crematorium and burial ground at Catfoot Lane, Lambley, came with the delivery of leaflets to houses in the village inviting residents to attend a public exhibition.
Westerleigh Group is a developer and operator of cemetaries and crematoria located as far afield as West Lothian and Torquay. It takes its name from the Westerleigh crematorium and cemetery near Bristol, and currently operates 18 sites.
The leaflets posted in Lambley over the last couple of days provide little information:
A public exhibition is to be held relating to the proposed development at Catfoot Lane, Lambley, on Thursday 26 April, 3pm-8pm.
Mellish RFC, War Memorial Ground, Mapperley Plains, Nottingham NG3 5RX.
Please come along and see the emerging plans. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions and listen to your views. Comment forms will be available for you to feed your ideas into the design, prior to submission of a planning application.
If you are unable to attend, please feel free to email your comments to: email@example.com
The leaflet includes a small aerial image showing the location of the proposed crematorium (we’ve redrawn this below as the company’s leaflet would not reproduce well). The site is near the western end of Catfoot Lane, almost abutting the rear of the Traveller’s Rest pub.
Dumbles.co.uk will provide more information on this project as it becomes available, and will report on the exhibition on Thursday. To keep abreast of developments, you can sign up for our free weekly email newsletter, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.
UPDATE 25 APRIL, 10.10am: Latest information received at dumbles.co.uk headquarters is that the leaflets delivered around Lambley, Mapperley, and surrounding areas were copied and posted by local residents to draw attention to the crematorium plan, and not by Westerleigh. The company had only dropped leaflets into the dozen or so letterboxes closest to the site, according to our source.
UPDATE No2 25 APRIL 5pm: Richard Evans, the managing director of Westerleigh Group, has told dumbles.co.uk that 52 neighbouring properties received personal invitations to the exhibition and that 14 public notices were posted around the area.