East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Cabinet has approved, in principle, a proposal to build a new crematorium in Holderness and will now go out to public consultation in July to support the development of a business case.
The proposed site of the crematorium off Lelley Road, near Preston, will provide a place for people to remember their loved ones, local to where they live, and will also support the economy through the creation of jobs and will seek to help address the issue of funeral poverty which affects some of our most vulnerable residents.
The new crematorium would create a site with an environmentally-conscious design and green building principles and will offer people a fitting and sensitive place to commemorate their loved ones, with proposed features including a new woodland, a memory walk and other areas for remembrance and celebration.
From Wednesday, 8 July 2020 further details of the project can be found at https://bereavementservices.eastriding.gov.uk/
Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The need for a new crematorium became very apparent from the study that was undertaken and established that the benefits of such a project would be substantial for local residents, businesses and communities.
"The site that has been identified should have no detrimental impact on local communities and it is intended that there will be the planting of new trees and the creation of a site that is sensitive to the nature and purpose of what it will be used for.
"We will be consulting fully with local residents, funeral directors and other businesses, between July and September, and hope that people will appreciate how much focus is being put into creating a much-needed facility with a sense of place at its heart."
The council identified the need for a new crematorium in the area because of the time it takes for people to travel to existing sites from the Holderness area and the impact this has on the bereaved.
Following public consultation, between July and September, a business case will then be developed for consideration by the Council's Cabinet. If approved, funding will be made available and a planning application will be submitted later this year.
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