Date published: 05 September 2017
West Lindsey District Council is seeking the views of local residents about plans to develop a crematorium in the district.
The council has been aware of the lack of crematorium provision within the district and has been conscious of the distances residents have to travel at a very sensitive time. To compound this, there are often long waiting times for services and cremations to be held.
In June 2016 the council’s Corporate Policy and Resources Committee considered a business case to develop a crematorium in or around Gainsborough and approved the necessary capital budget to bring this development to fruition. The council has secured an option to purchase a site in Lea and has engaged with the necessary professional resources in order to draw up concept designs for the crematorium.
Chairman of the council’s Prosperous Communities Committee Cllr Sheila Bibb said: “We are now working towards an application for planning permission and would like to share our plans with the local community in order to get valuable feedback on the proposal.
“All feedback received will be analysed and used to finalise the design. We would like as many people as possible to come along and meet representatives of the council and the design team to find out more at a special consultation event to be held later this month.”
The consultation event will be held on 19 September between 3pm and 7pm at Lea Village Hall, Rectory Lane, Lea, near Gainsborough, DN21 5JA.
Alternatively you may also submit your feedback on the proposed scheme by visiting: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/gainsboroughcrematorium.
The consultation period is open until 15 October.
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