Have your say on cemetery and crematorium designs

Published on 23rd February 2017

Cemetery and crematorium chapel

Cheltenham’s new cemetery and crematorium will move a step closer next week as plans go on show for the public to view.

The designs can be viewed and residents can provide feedback from 27 February

Residents can take the opportunity to speak to the architects and contractors at a public consultation drop-in event on Wednesday 1 March, from 2.30pm until 7.30pm, at the Municipal Offices. 

Residents must provide their feedback by 10am on 2 March 2017.

As part of the survey, the public will be asked for their views on the design of the new buildings and parking arrangements. They will be asked if they agree with the proposed entrance/exit routes and that a second new chapel should be built.

Cabinet member for clean and green environment, Councillor Chris Coleman will be on hand at the consultation event to offer information and answer questions. He said:  ‘’I am pleased that we are now able to share the full plans. Putting a long term sustainable plan in place for the cemetery and crematorium has been a priority for the council for a long time. I hope that residents will take a look at the plans and share their views either at the event on 1 March or through our online survey.’’

An application for planning will be submitted in spring 2017 and if permission is given, workers will be on site from the autumn. The new facilities will be open in spring 2019.

ENDS

For press enquiries, contact Katie Sandey, communications and web team leader on 01242 775037, katie.sandey@cheltenham.gov.uk


Notes

A consultation held in 2015 showed strong public support for building a new crematorium at the site on Bouncer’s Lane.