New Inns Lane Crematorium planning application


Many local residents will be aware that a new planning application has been submitted for a crematorium off New Inns Lane on the Birmingham/Bromsgrove border. This is the third application that has been lodged by the developers looking to build on the land.

Throughout the previous planning applications I, along with Councillors Andy Cartwright, Carole Griffiths and Peter McDonald have made several representations to Bromsgrove District Council on behalf of resident as well as expressing concerns of our own regarding the planning application.

I remain unconvinced that New Inns Lane is the right site for this planning application and I will be writing to Bromsgrove District Council again to further raise my concerns and the concerns of local residents.

It’s really important, though, that as many residents as possible also submit their comments to Bromsgrove District Council – regardless of any comments that you may have submitted previously which will not be considered this time round. You can view all of the documents related to the application and submit your views by clicking the following link  and searching for application reference: 17/01429/FUL.

The deadline for comments is 24th January 2018. Residents can also contact Bromsgrove District Council directly by calling 01527 881770, emailing or by writing to Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, B98 8AH.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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