court-gavel2The Blue Mountains Gazzette reports:

 The Land and Environment Court inspected the site proposed for the controversial Faulconbridge crematorium this week.

Commissioner Dixon, Acting Commissioner Johnson, legal representatives for both Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) and applicant The Carrick Group Pty Ltd, and local resident and business representatives attended the inspection at the Great Western Highway site in the morning of Monday, November 15.

The commissioner explained the process to residents outside the building before proceedings moved inside, with the legal teams inspecting the interior as well as several documents.

An inspection was also held of nearby roads, with a drive around of the highway, Coomassie Avenue, Grose Road and Douglas Street.

The case was listed to last three days in the Land and Environment Court after the development application was knocked back by BMCC.

Councillors voted unanimously in September to reject plans by The Carrick Group for a change of use from motor showroom to funeral home and crematorium on recommendations put forward by council staff.

The hearing continues today (Wednesday).