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A pet crematorium in Guilsborough is at the centre of a High Court planning and environmental battle. Complaints have been made about smoke, dust and fumes emitted by the crematorium, but the operators, Timeright, wants to expand its activities to include the disposal of medical and chemical waste – and Daventry District Council have agreed to the scheme. However, neighbouring Thornby Farms argue that a variation notice paving the way for expansion of the operation is unlawful under both European and British Law, and breaches the Environmental Protection Act. After an initial court skirmish, Mr Justice Turner has adjourned the case to give the parties more time for behind-the-scenes consultations.