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Crematorium Latest Update - 4th November 2015 9pm
Watermead Parish Council wins permission for Judicial Review of decision to give planning permission for a crematorium in Watermead.
At an oral hearing In the High Court, London on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 of its Application for Permission for a Judicial Review of the planning decision to permit a crematorium to be built within Watermead Village the Parish Council was given permission to proceed.
The hearing, before His Honour Judge Allan Gore QC heard evidence from Watermead Parish Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Westerleigh Crematoria (interested party).
Watermead Parish Council will now apply to the Court for the Judicial Review and the matter remains one for the Court.
Watermead Parish Council, mandated by an overwhelming majority of its parishioners, and others, remains determined to fight the proposed crematorium.
Sue Severn, Chairman on behalf of the Parish Council, said, ‘we are pleased that the Judge agreed that this matter could be openly and properly considered at a Judicial Review. We are in the hands of the Court and sincerely hope that sense will prevail’.
‘We remain convinced that this proposal is the wrong development, in the wrong place. We do not believe that there is any need for two crematoria close to Aylesbury, let alone within 2.5 miles of one another. The originally proposed crematorium at Bierton, for which planning permission has been given twice is the logical and right choice, after extensive public consultation. Although the issues in the case are technical, they are vitally important and show that Watermead continues to be wrong choice of site, quite apart from it being within a residential area in full view of homes and leisure land’.
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