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Westerleigh New Forest Crematorium building gets 92% local support despite initial 500 objections to application

A new multi-million-pound crematorium is being built in the New Forest national park – despite initially sparking more than 500 objections. With a promise “to serve the people of New Milton, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas”, the New Forest Crematorium is being developed by Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest...

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Westerleigh wins approval for new East Lothian Crematorium despite concerns raised by councillors and other local operators

Crematoria operators Westerleigh Group’s plans for a new facility at Old Craighall, outside Musselburgh, were approved at a meeting of East Lothian Council’s planning committee despite objections from local crematorium operators and concerns raised by councillors that it will be “in the wrong place”. Several councillors expressed their concern...

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£1.9m overspend on new Heaton Crematorium leads to Bradford Council review of ‘bereavement strategy’

Post-Covid construction inflation has led to the costs of building the new Bradford Council Crematorium at Heaton rising by almost £2m. Bradford Council’s decision making Executive discussed the Crematorium on Tuesday, when members were told that the rising costs might require the Council to re-evaluate its future bereavement strategy....

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