Council plans new crematorium on Green Belt

Photo of Cllr Jonathon Essex and Cllr Ruth Ritter at the proposed site.

Reigate and Banstead council is proposing to build and run a crematorium opposite Earlswood Lakes. Following the Council’s Zoom consultation, Green councillors are calling for proper assessment of wildlife and Green Belt impacts, improvements to junctions with A23 and A217 and a pedestrian crossing to Earlswood Lakes as part of the scheme – and asking why the Green Belt here is considered better to build on than elsewhere.

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  1. Lewis
    Posted Saturday, 19 December 2020 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    This area is used by so many. Dog walkers and family’s.
    The trafoc and parlimg in the lakes is already far to much . add the crem is going to make this so much worse

  2. Ed Marshall
    Posted Saturday, 19 December 2020 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    As a resident that is one of the houses directly next to the proposed site, I believe this will have a devastating impact on the local wildlife and already busy traffic on all junctions stated, as well as the Earlwood lakes entrance directly opposite, the exact area proposed is a very much loved place for many dog walkers and families.

    All residents in our estate are willing to fight this preposterous idea, look elsewhere, your ideas for this development has no common sense for build/erect a crematorium in this area of natural beauty.

    Ed Marshall
    41 Felland Way

  3. Elaine
    Posted Wednesday, 23 December 2020 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    It is so evident how green space is good for both our physical and mental wellbeing, this area is used by many families and dog walkers – would be awful to lose such a great space for both wildlife and people

  4. John Rice
    Posted Thursday, 24 December 2020 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    The Tories think that because the near-by estate is mainly working-class, people living there haven’t got the savvy to fight this crazy development, their thinking seems to be put all the unpleasant facilities i.e. Sewerage works, recycling and waste depot etc and now crematorium in our area. Let’s show them different.

  5. Juliet Whitmore
    Posted Monday, 18 January 2021 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I live on Woodhatch Road and attended the online public discussion about the proposed crematorium.

    Whilst I have no issue with regard to it’s proximity to my house I do wholeheartedly share all of the concerns you have outlined in your Winter 2020 news letter, specifically the wildlife/green belt impact. I also have concerns about flooding if that area is built upon and further question why our green belt is considered less important to that coming under Tandridge Council.

    Additionally I would also like to add safety improvements to the junction of Maple Road & Woodhatch Road to the list of concerns. It’s a very busy junction & can already be difficult for a pedestrian to cross a lot of the time.

    The cars coming from the direction of the lake are often speeding and indicate very late, so it’s difficult to judge if it’s safe to cross or not. It is used by a lot of Reigate School pupils and, If the crematorium were, built I foresee traffic coming from Redhill using that road to go to and from it, so increasingly the traffic flow tremendously. There are already frequent accidents there and I foresee these only becoming more frequent if it’s not addressed.

  6. Bryan
    Posted Saturday, 30 January 2021 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    This is not a good location for a crematorium. The are is bounded by housing and a school and is part of the Green Belt. Our local roads are at saturation point with traffic and this development will only exacerbate the problem.

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