Gainsborough

Gainsborough pet crematorium put to council

A plan for a new pet crematorium for cats, dogs and other small animals will be decided on by county councillors next week.

The application submitted by Keystone Architecture seeks to change the use of Burnt Bridge Farm, Morton Carr near Gainsborough in order to build the crematorium.

Councillors on Lincolnshire County Council’s planning committee will hear the application on May 14.

The authority’s planning officer has recommend that the application be approved.

Layout for proposed pet crematorium near Gainsborough.

If given approval, the site would cater for the cremation of smaller animals and pets such as cats and dogs due to the size of the incinerators proposed.

However, the applicant said that the business hopes to cater for larger animals such as horses in the future.

New trees would be planted as part of changes to the landscape and the site would also come with car parking.

The developer anticipates that the crematorium would cater for 10 animals per day to be cremated.

But this number could rise to around 25 to 30.

Opening hours for the site would be from 8am to 6pm and two members of staff would be employed, one part time and one full time.