New Cannock crematorium gets go-ahead after plans backed

By Thomas Parkes | Cannock Chase | Property | Published:

A new crematorium in Cannock can be created after plans received the backing of councillors.

An artist's impression of what the site would look like

The plans, which were approved by Cannock Chase District Council's planning committee on Wednesday (Jan 2), will see the crematorium built on land south of Five Ways Island.

A ceremony hall will be built on the site, as well as memorial areas, a garden of remembrance and car park.

The hall will accommodate up to 90 people seated and 20 more standing, as well as parking spaces for 73 vehicles.

London-based Horizon Cremation, which applied for the development, said most Cannock people had been forced to travel to Stafford Crematorium or to Bushbury in Wolverhampton, or Streetly, near Walsall.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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