Huntingdon Town Council

The Mayor of Huntingdon - Councillor Steve McAdam

Huntingdon's Town Sign

Town Clerk: Philip Peacock
Town Hall, Market Hill
Huntingdon PE29 3PJ

Crematorium

CGI Visual

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 town.council@huntingdontown.gov.uk or call 01480 411883



Public Comments and Documents


Finance Reports


Media Coverage