Increase in objections to Cromer crematorium proposal

AONB Action's alternative idea for the site of Cromer's new crematorium AONB Action's alternative idea for the site of Cromer's new crematorium

Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:27 PM

Hundreds of objections have been made about the controversial application for a crematorium on the outskirts of Cromer.

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More than 450 people as well as the National Trust have expressed their opposition to the plan, which is supported by Cromer Town Council.

If approved by North Norfolk District Council, it would be built to the north of Cromer Cemetery on Holt Road. It is not known when the development committee will discuss the application.

The National Trust raised concerns the development would be built on the Cromer Ridge - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

It said: “While it is appreciated the crematorium facility may be much needed it is likely that there are other more suitable sites.

“We are also mindful that the proposed crematorium is likely to generate additional traffic movements at the junction of the A148 and B1436.”

A plea has been made by local group AONB Action to protect tourism by combining up the crematorium with another scheme nearby, for a 55-acre woodland burial site at Aylmerton which has already received conditional planning approval.

Cromer mayor David Pritchard has said moving the crematorium from its planned site on town council land into neighbouring Aylmerton would mean a loss of income for the resort.

9 comments

  • Having a crematorium in N Norfolk will save many people the often tortuous journey to St Faiths. From the plans it looks as if it will be mostly invisible from the road. It's funny how the NT's concerns for the AONB don't apply to their own vistor centres and car parks.

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    Chris Booty

    Friday, March 14, 2014

  • Everyone seems to be missing the point. Of course it would be great to have a crematorium in North Norfolk and even better to have income for Cromer council but an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only permitted to be built upon if there is no other suitable location. Clearly this is not the case. Why can't we put it on a brown site like the old crab factory or somewhere that is not a natural beauty spot? If we are going to ignore AONB's why bother even having them? Furthermore that land was deeded to Cromer council for the purposes of burying people, not for a crematorium conducting 4 cremations a day which is hardly peaceful. Using it for a crematorium would breach the terms of the covenant.

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    Nicola Aylin

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • I honestly can't see what the problem is. It's much needed and all crems that I've ever been too just blend in with their surroundings

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    samphirelover

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

  • Everyone seems to be missing the point. Of course it would be great to have a crematorium in North Norfolk and even better to have income for Cromer council but an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only permitted to be built upon if there is no other suitable location. Clearly this is not the case. Why can't we put it on a brown site like the old crab factory or somewhere that is not a natural beauty spot? If we are going to ignore AONB's why bother even having them? Furthermore that land was deeded to Cromer council for the purposes of burying people, not for a crematorium conducting 4 cremations a day which is hardly peaceful. Using it for a crematorium would breach the terms of the covenant.

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    Nicola Aylin

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Everyone seems to be missing the point. Of course it would be great to have a crematorium in North Norfolk and even better to have income for Cromer council but an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only permitted to be built upon if there is no other suitable location. Clearly this is not the case. Why can't we put it on a brown site like the old crab factory or somewhere that is not a natural beauty spot? If we are going to ignore AONB's why bother even having them? Furthermore that land was deeded to Cromer council for the purposes of burying people, not for a crematorium conducting 4 cremations a day which is hardly peaceful. Using it for a crematorium would breach the terms of the covenant.

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    Nicola Aylin

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • If passed then this will be a great source of income for Cromer Town Council, and will allow them to spend money of more town improvement projects and maybe even lower the precept! The people complaining now are probably the same ones who would complain when the town council haven't got the money for such improvement projects etc...

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    Callum Ringer

    Friday, March 14, 2014

  • There have been so many objections, because an against group have delivered lots of pre printed objection letters to houses in and around Cromer. All you had to do was sign it and stick a stamp on the envelope, then hey presto, another objection. I must admit that I thought the letter included with it, was scaremongering, but people will believe anything they are told. It's not really a fair reflection on what local people think.

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    CoastalCrab

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

  • Everyone seems to be missing the point. Of course it would be great to have a crematorium in North Norfolk and even better to have income for Cromer council but an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only permitted to be built upon if there is no other suitable location. Clearly this is not the case. Why can't we put it on a brown site like the old crab factory or somewhere that is not a natural beauty spot? If we are going to ignore AONB's why bother even having them? Furthermore that land was deeded to Cromer council for the purposes of burying people, not for a crematorium conducting 4 cremations a day which is hardly peaceful. Using it for a crematorium would breach the terms of the covenant.

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    Nicola Aylin

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Having a crematorium in N Norfolk will save many people the often tortuous journey to St Faiths. From the plans it looks as if it will be mostly invisible from the road. It's funny how the NT's concerns for the AONB don't apply to their own vistor centres and car parks.

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    Chris Booty

    Friday, March 14, 2014

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