PLANS for a ceremony hall in Wrabness have been given the go-ahead, despite objections.

A planning application for a ceremony hall and warden’s accommodation at a burial ground on land off Ash Street has been approved by Tendring Council.

The planning application, submitted to Tendring Council’s Planning portal, said: “The proposed development compromises of a ceremony hall, public toilets and a two bedroomed annex.

“The proposed site will also provide local amenities and employment facilities to the local community in a low-level setting.”

But the planning application also said the site is perfect on a fine spring or summers day, but during the dark winter months can become a stark, daunting and uninviting place for visitors to attend funerals or visit graves.

Five people, as well as Wrabness Parish Council, objected to the plans on Tendring Council’s website, citing the development would have a “detrimental” effect on the village.

One objection said: “We oppose both parts of this application because of the detriment to the special landscape value of the immediate area which is being considered to become part of the AONB in the near future.

“We also believe this development would have detrimental effect on the village of Wrabness by increasing traffic and spoiling the beautiful landscape in this part of the village.”

David Edmunds, of Rectory Road, Wrabness, said: “Wrabness is a small parish already served well by facilities for both small and large meetings - the tearoom at the community shop, the parish church and the village hall. Further buildings for public use are not needed.”