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Fremington residents fear funeral director relocation plans

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 December 2017

The proposed site which WS Gayton & Son want to move to in Fremington. Picture: Save Fremington

The proposed site which WS Gayton & Son want to move to in Fremington. Picture: Save Fremington


Campaigners argue the proposals to relocate WS Gayton & Sons to Fremington Cemetery would ‘set a precedent outside the development boundary’

Residents in Fremington are objecting to a funeral directors’ plans to relocate to the village.

WS Gayton and Sons in Bickington is proposing to move its business to new premises next to Fremington Cemetery.

A public consultation will give people the opportunity to view the plans and ask questions on Monday (December 4) at Fremington Methodist Church in Old School Lane from 3-8pm.

A save Fremington group has been set up and already has its own website objecting to the proposals.

Jane Gayton at the business told the Gazette they were assessing the feasibility of the idea at the moment and would assess it further after the meeting on Monday.

Nick Guy from the group said: “There are a number of issues that concern us but the primary one is it is outside the development boundary.”

He said they feared if Gayton’s was successful, it could open the floodgates for more developers to submit applications outside the boundary.

Residents are also worried about increased traffic on Old School Lane, the loss of green field space and flooding.

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