Planning granted for new crematorium

Map showing the location of the new crematorium

Planning permission for Plymouth’s new crematorium has been granted.

The state-of-the-art facility will be built on the east of the city adjacent to Drake Memorial Park off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park.

The designs have been produced by local architects Stride Treglown and Aecom show single-storey buildings nestled in green spaces with water pooled around the ceremony rooms.

Inside, light and open ceremony spaces with large windows are in keeping with the desire to provide a modern quality facility.

The plans have been developed with insights from the public and the funeral industry received during consultation events held last year.

Councillor Sally Haydon, Cabinet member for Customer Focus and Community Safety, said: “The granting of planning permission marks an important milestone in this project. I look forward to seeing spades in the ground later this year.”