March 19, 2019 9.36 am This story is over 61 months old

New crematorium plan set for rejection

The council said there’s no “robust evidence” for the site

A new crematorium for North Kesteven looks set to be rejected following objections from Lincoln council officials.

South Lincolnshire Crematorium and Lincolnshire Co-operative lodged the proposals to North Kesteven District Council for land west of Thurlby Road.

Councillors heard initial plans for the building in September 2018 where developers said the crematorium was “much needed”.

The proposals include a single storey building which ‘bears many similarities’ to one the applicants already own in Surfleet.

It would be accessed via Haddington Lane, and would include an 85 space car park, gardens and landscaping.

The crematorium site west of Thurlby Road.

But North Kesteven council officials have said the developer failed to “robustly evidence” a need for the development and have recommended that the plan is rejected.

Officers said South Lincolnshire Crematorium did not substantiate their case which relied heavily on a claim of lack of “practical capacity” at Lincoln Crematorium.

Meanwhile, City of Lincoln Council have objected to the proposal.

Developers had previously said the site would relieve pressure on the current service in Lincoln on Washingborough Road.

But city council officials have said the current crematorium is “sustainable” and that the capacity statement is “incorrect and without basis”.

North Kesteven councillors will discuss the plan at a planning committee meeting on March 26.

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