Murrow undertaker applies for permission to double the size of his premises

15:48 20 February 2013


A FENLAND undertaker has applied for planning permission to more than double the size of his premises, and improve facilities “in line with current trends.”

peter Barnes has been an independent undertaker at Murrow for more than 30 year, and he wants to create a new coffin store, office and reception space at the enlarged property.

According to a report accompanying Mr Barnes’ planning application to Fenland District Council, facilities at the 1986 Chapel of Rest at West View, Murrow Bank, need upgrading. A new preparation area will be created, and rearranging the existing internal area will provide rearranged chapels and a reception area.

The proposed single storey side extension built of brickwork under a tiled roof would increase the current business area by 120 per cent.

Access to the site would remain the same, says the report, and the gravel driveway will be widened to give access to parking and the service area to the rear.


More news stories

40 minutes ago
Disqualified drink driver is arrested in Wisbech

A man has been sentenced to six weeks in prison, banned from driving for three years and fined after police found him to be three times over the drink driving limit - at 6.19 am.

Andrew Jarvis

Police have this afternoon named Andrew Jarvis as the man who died after his car crashed into a water filled ditch on Tuesday morning.

Road traffic collision at Gravel Bank. St Johns Fen End near Wisbech, Picture: Steve Williams.

A motorist died today after his body was pulled from his car in a water filled ditch near Wisbech.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition