Traffic chaos at new £9m Preston crematorium…

Traffic chaos at new £9m Preston crematorium could ‘distress’ mourners
2021-01-13 14:25:00
East Riding councillors are set to examine plans for a new £9m crematorium in Preston which have drawn opposition over fears it could see the village congested and “distress” mourners. East Riding Council's Planning Committee is set to vote on plans for the crematorium, off Lelley Road, tomorrow (Thursday, January 14). The local authority's plans include two service halls, a bereavement suite, cafe, a flower room, offices and facilities for staff. The council stated in the plans the crematorium, which would be run by the local authority, would offer affordable funeral services to residents in a location currently lacking them. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. But five objections have been lodged against the plans claiming mourners could be left “distressed” if stuck in already busy traffic in the village. Preston Parish Council also objected claiming existing drainage from the proposed site is inadequate and that village access roads could become “rat runs” as traffic attempts to avoid Main Street. South West Holderness member Councillor Sue Steel is also set to raise concerns over traffic issues at the council's full meeting today (Wednesday, January 13). East Riding Council officers have recommended the plans be deferred pending public protection assessments before then being approved. Watch to find out more about the planning process: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The crematorium site would cover a total area of 4.1 hectares, with plans stating the building would have a low profile and landscaped grounds to blend it in to its surroundings. Plans also feature 195 parking spaces, including 168 for cars, eight disabled spaces, six for bicycles and six electric vehicle charging points. Its chapel would have capacity for 108 mourners, with the crematorium set to be open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings. The council estimates it would host two to three services a day, or 958 a year, primarily between “core hours” of 10am and 3.30pm. Artist's impression of a new crematorium planned for Holderness (Image: East Riding Council) Council documents sta
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