As the local Burial Authority, Huntingdon Town Council is responsible for and manages/maintains the cemeteries in Priory Road and Primrose Lane, along with the closed churchyards across the town.
Burial space is in limited supply and for the last five years the Town Council has proactively searched for additional land to provide a new cemetery but also a new crematorium. This has not been an easy exercise, but plans are moving forward.
Cemetery Development Services Ltd have been commissioned by the Town Council as consultants throughout the planning application process. The planning application included: a new town cemetery accommodating over 2,000 traditional burial plots, a columbarium and mausoleums, a garden of remembrance and natural burial ground. There will also be a bespoke designed chapel, seating up to 120 mourners and the crematorium.
Huntingdon Town Council received planning permission for the Crematorium on 21st January 2019. The rival application from Dignity UK was refused. The closing date scheduled to receive tender documents is 21st June 2019 and following a review it is hoped the contract will be awarded in mid-July. The Crematorium and Cemetery will be located just off Kings Ripton Road in Huntingdon.
If the project schedule runs to the current timetable, it is hoped that the Crematorium will open in the summer of 2020.
To view the Approved Plans please visit https://publicaccess.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application and search for ref: 18/01439/FUL
Should you have any questions at any stage of the project, please email email@example.com or call 01480 411883
Minutes from the Private and Confidential meeting of the Extraordinary Town Council on 24th January 2019. Please note that some details have been omitted for confidentiality reasons.
Public Comments and Documents
Public Comments on the Crematorium Planning Application (PDF, 2.1 Mb)
A record of public comments on the Crematorium planning application from 2018, sourced from Huntingdonshire District Council's planning portal: https://publicaccess.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/online-applications
Huntingdon Crematorium Need Assessment (PDF, 879 Kb)
A Need Assessment Report for Huntingdon Town Council's Crematorium - June 2018
Huntingdon Crematorium Planning Permission (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Planning Permission for Huntingdon Town Council's Crematorium
Annual Finance Reports 2017 - 19 (Crematorium) (PDF, 3.6 Mb)
A copy of the annual finance reports for Annual Town Meeting for the years 2017/18 and 2018/19. Including an update on the progress of the Crematorium Project.
Huntingdon Magazine Coverage - Crematorium (PDF, 5.6 Mb)
A number of articles featured in Huntingdon Magazine from 2017 - 2019 regarding the progress of the Crematorium Project.
Hunts Post Media Coverage - Crematorium (PDF, 12.9 Mb)
A number of articles featured in the Hunts Post from 2017 - 2019 regarding the progress of the Crematorium Project.
Social Media Coverage - Crematorium (PDF, 4.8 Mb)
A number of social media posts featured on Huntingdon Town Councils' social media pages from 2017 - 2019 regarding the progress of the Crematorium Project.