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Dignity Funerals plans crematorium for Gretton village on the Rutland and Northamptonshire border




A new crematorium has been proposed for a village on the Rutland and Northamptonshire border.

Dignity Funerals has launched a consultation on the plans to build the facility just over 1km south of Gretton, off Corby Road.

A planning application has not yet been submitted, but the company, which operates 46 crematoria in England and Scotland, has started a consultation.

An artist's impression of the proposed Gretton crematorium building
An artist's impression of the proposed Gretton crematorium building

If it goes ahead, the building would have a 120-seat chapel, memorial gardens and linear reflection pool running between the two. A car park would also be provided.

A spokesman for Dignity Funerals said: “Whilst a public consultation is not a requirement of the planning process we find it helpful to show local residents our draft proposals.

“We want feedback on our ideas from the public so that their views are considered prior to a planning application being submitted.

An artist's impression of the proposed Gretton crematorium building
An artist's impression of the proposed Gretton crematorium building

“We believe there is a requirement for a crematorium in the area and that the land is suitable for development.”

The spokesman said the building would be a “distinctive, contemporary design and constructed from local materials”.

He added: “The facility would be able to accommodate large congregations and provide a multi-faith or a neutral religious service.

“We would also offer the latest audio and visual tribute systems with the ability to live-stream the funeral to relatives anywhere in the world that cannot attend the service.

“The latest cremator technology would be installed that complies with all current environmental legislation. This means there would be no smoke emission or noise from the cremation operation.”

The consultation runs until Friday, September 25. To respond click here .

You can also send your views to smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk



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