OPPONENTS of the proposal to build a crematorium and cemetery at Catfoot Lane, Lambley, have mobilised resources in a bid to prevent the scheme winning planning permission. The Catfoot Crematorium Opposition Group has launched its own website at http://www.lambleyprotest.co.uk/ and an online petition, and will host a public meeting on Wednesday 27 June at 7pm to rally opposition to the plan.
The proposal for the crematorium and cemetery was made by the Bristol-based Westerleigh group in April, when the company revealed its designs at a public meeting held at Mellish rugby club. The company attracted criticism for developing its plans to an advanced stage without consulting Lambley Parish Council, and for publicising its meeting only to homes in the immediate vicinity of the site.
Coverage of the proposal on dumbles.co.uk can be seen here.
The group’s website includes links through to the Gedling Borough Council Planning Portal, enabling residents to make comments on the application for planning permission, as well as to its own online anti-crematorium petition. It also includes information about the nature of the group’s objections to the plan, being inappropriate development on Green Belt, generating substantial new traffic in the village, and damaging a very special part of the county’s unique ‘dumbles’ landscape.
Information on how to lodge a protest with Gedling planning department is included, mirroring information posted though letterboxes throughout Lambley in the last few days.