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Wednesday 11 July 2018

Consultation on 30 year plan

Cheshire East Council has approved a strategy for consultation which shows there will be room for burials for the next 30 years.

The council is keen to ensure it has continuing provision within the borough and commissioned a study to assess capacity and potential future demand for burial space.

Consultants and landscape design company Harrison Design Development, based in Mold, North Wales, devised the planned strategy which will see Crewe Meadow Brook and Macclesfield as the two principal cemeteries in Cheshire East.

The council is also taking the opportunity to refresh its cemetery regulations and to make sure they are in line with new national standards.

They will be holding a consultation for an eight week period between 20 July and 14 September and encouraging residents to give their views.

Councillor Don Stockton, who has responsibility for the environment at Cheshire East Council, said: “This is a sensitive issue but an extremely important one to get right. While more people are choosing to be cremated these days, we wish to maintain the choice of burial for the public and welcome the results of this assessment.

“It’s vitally important people are given their last wishes and this approved plan will ensure we are adequately prepared for the next 30 years.”

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