Plans for the crematorium and cemetery at the town councils Jubilee Park sports facility were given unanimous approval by Huntingdonshire District Councils development management committee.But councillors rejected a bid by Dignity to build a crematorium on land a short distance away at Sawtry Way, in Wyton, . Both schemes, which would be capable of handling 800 cremations a year, had been recommended for approval. Town clerk Philip Peacock told The Hunts Post the council was really pleased the scheme had been approved. Justin Smith, town council agent, told the meeting there had been widespread support for their scheme which would provide benchmark integrated cremation services as well as a fantastic sports hub. The town councils plan involves building the crematorium and cemetery on Jubilee Park and providing new sports facilities on adjacent land. There would be 2,700 plots, a natural burial area and parking for 200 cars. Dignitys scheme was for a crematorium, a memorial garden and parking for 110 vehicles. Patrick Downes, Dignitys agent, said the firm was highly experienced and would bring a step-change in the quality of service available. Councillor Jason Ablewhite said: I dont believe it is sustainable in any way, shape or form. He said the Huntingdon plan was totally sustainable. Doug McIlwain, chairman and owner of Huntingdon Town FC, which is based at Jubilee Park, said: It will be absolutely fantastic for the town and will bring sports like rugby, hockey and netball back. But this is where the work starts as far as I am concerned. We have an 86-year lease at Jubilee Park and I will not settle for anything as much as a blade of grass worse than we have at the moment..