Specialist planning advice has been taken regarding the planning implications for the development of a crematorium on the Mepal site.
The conclusion of this advice was that overall, there is a strong prospect that the principle of the proposed crematorium development could be supported by the development based on the following:
- The proposed crematorium could reasonably be described as a community facility for the purposes of the Local Plan and National Planning Policy and this is in accordance with the current planning designation of the site
- The principle of development of the crematorium is established via planning policies COM3, COM4 and EMP4
The planning application, when submitted, will include a detailed statement on the compliance of the project with current planning policy. The full planning application will be available to the public via the Council’s Planning Portal after it has been submitted.