Have your say on the Earlswood Lakes Crematorium!

The plans for a crematorium have been submitted by Reigate and Banstead Council to be built on public access fields opposite Earslwood Lakes. The proposed construction site is a dynamic, bio-diverse patch of Greenbelt popular with dog walkers and local wildlife alike. There is no substantial evidence supporting the claim that a crematorium is needed here, nor any indication that other locations were at least considered. In recent years, local initiatives have encouraged the endangered yellowhammer back into the area among other wildlife by planting hedgerows. The construction of the site will not only destroy this habitat but also contribute to the traffic issues on the adjacent road. If you want to have your voice heard on this issue, follow this link: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.


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  1. MC
    Posted Saturday, 20 March 2021 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    The current councillors have lost my vote – I’ll be voting Green in May. So much wrong with this proposal. Much loved and much used green belt by walkers, dogs, kids and wildlife. Not to mention the loss of a football pitch and allotments. Would be a huge loss to the local community and another blot on losing space that so good for physical and mental health. Surely there are better locations? Traffic is problematic as it is. The 3pm school runs can sometimes take 2 or 3 traffic light cycles to get through the Woodhatch junction. Crematoria are also an ageing technology. There are more modern green alternatives to cremations which would mean a facility could be built on brown field sites. The council is being lazy and cheap as they already own this land. But it’s community land first and foremost!

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