A pet crematorium could be built on the site of a former wartime hospital in Worcestershire.

Blackmore Park Pet and Equine Crematorium, near Malvern, would contain a chapel of rest, crematorium hall, memorial garden and visitor car park as part of the plans.

CVS, a company that runs several similar services across the country, said in its application that the site was part of a large parkland area that was developed during World War II as an American hospital.

Prior to that use, the site was part of the 3,000-acre Blackmore Park estate.

The county council is dealing with the application because it includes plans for a waste transfer facility.

CVS said in its plans “there is a requirement for those who have to make use of the crematorium facilities to seek and find comfort by being able to enjoy the provision of a sensitively laid-out and planted garden, together with the opportunity for contemplation within the chapel of rest”.

Buildings on the site would be split between customer-facing “front of house” areas and functional areas including the crematorium hall.

“Chapels of rest and the waiting area will be closely linked to the memorial garden and be fully screened from the industrial processes at the rear of the site,” the documents stated.

CVS said the crematorium was unlikely to impact heavily on local traffic as similar facilities tended to average about six visits per day.