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Crematorium Latest Update - 26th July 2015
PRESS RELEASE 22nd June 2015
Watermead Parish Councillors were appalled to hear last Thursday that planners at Aylesbury Vale District Council have now given what appears to be the final planning permission to a crematorium on the site of the Riviera restaurant.
Councillor Adrian Schwab said local residents are totally against this and sent many letters detailing objections but the planning officers have batted them all away, ignoring the concept of localism.
Parish Council Chairman Sue Severn said "An independent report into a number potential sites for a crematorium around Aylesbury concluded that Watermead was "a wholly unsuitable site " and "an unacceptable location for a crematorium" The District Council has totally ignored this report and the fact that the crematorium will be in the middle of an area dedicated for recreation and in full view of many houses. "
She added "if this goes ahead it will spoil the nature of Watermead for ever and we are determined to go on fighting."
Since planning permission was granted by AVDC,, subject to many conditions the PC has
continued to take advice and made representation to government departments, through our local MP. Updates will be provided as soon as they are available.
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