Category: Gedling Borough

Country Park visitor centre opens, sort of

TEN DAYS after the official opening of the new visitor centre at Gedling Country Park, landscaping and building work remains unfinished and there is no sign of the promised local heritage displays. The £1.5 million centre has been under construction…

How to object to the latest crematorium plans

The long-running issue of proposed crematorium development at Catfoot Lane, Lambley, has entered a new phase. A judicial review into the decision of Gedling Borough Council to grant planning permission for development in the protected Green Belt was heard in…

Construction begins at crematorium site

The legality of the decision to grant planning permission for a controversial crematorium development on Catfoot Lane has not yet been decided, but that has not prevented the developer Westerleigh group beginning work on the site. We learned this week…

Crematorium goes to judicial review

Controversial plans for a crematorium on Catfoot Lane in Lambley will be subject to a new judicial review, dumbles.co.uk has learned. The hearing has been scheduled for early February 2016 in Birmingham, and is expected to last two days. Crematorium…

Crematorium decision dismays protesters

Last month’s decision by Gedling Borough Council to grant planning permission for a crematorium on Catfoot Lane, Lambley, was made entirely on political party lines, it has emerged. Minutes of the planning meeting now published on the Gedling Borough website…

Turbine farmer nominated for award

The farmer at the centre of the Woodborough wind turbine controversy has been nominated for a national conservation award. Woodborough Park Farm’s owners John and Cathy Charles-Jones are among the five finalists for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group’s (FWAG)…

Planners recommend crematorium approval

GEDLING Borough Council planning officers have recommended approval of the latest Westerleigh proposal to build a crematorium on Catfoot Lane, Lambley. The reanimated scheme will be decided upon by the council at its meeting on 3 June 2015. Significant local…

Westerleigh crematorium application resurrected (updated)

Anti-crematorium activists have informed us that the application for a crematorium on Catfoot Lane has now been re-submitted to Gedling Borough Council. The opposition group tells us: “Many of you will know that this application was originally passed by Gedling…

Troubled start for new country park

The new Gedling Country Park, on the outskirts of Lambley and Gedling village, has come under heavy criticism for inadequate facilities. Officially opened on Saturday 28 March 2015, with an estimated 2000 people in attendance, the park’s popularity has been…