Consultation on the new crematorium proposed in Hinckley

About the crematorium

Artist's impression of the proposed new crematorium in Hinckley


Late last year the Borough Council appointed a specialist company (Cemetery Development Services) to undertake a feasibility assessment for a crematorium on a site owned by the council on the A47 Leicester Road between Hinckley and Earl Shilton. Now we’d like to hear your views on this proposal. 

Why here?

With the nearest available crematorium currently located in Nuneaton, the proposed crematorium development could provide an alternative affordable cremation facility with reduced waiting times for services and reduced traveling times for Hinckley and Bosworth residents.

The feasibility study concluded there is sufficient demand for a crematorium at this location, noting that housing growth is estimated to further increase the demand for cremations in the next few years.
The facility would complement the council’s cemetery services, create jobs and enhance the appearance of the site, and would fit well with the burial services provided as a borough council.

The deadline to get involved in the consultation is Friday 1 June 2018.

View the plans for the crematorium (PDF) and the frequently asked questions.

How to get involved

We are preparing a planning application and this consultation is part of that process. Complete our consultation 'have your say on the crematorium' below to give us your views which will help inform and finalise our proposals. You can also provide your email address to get updates on the project:

Have your say on the crematorium

Alternatively, you can come along to a drop in consultation session at the George Ward Centre in Barwell (LE9 8DG) on Thursday 31 May. Come along any time between 2pm and 7pm to view the proposals and ask officers any questions you may have as well as have your say. No appointment is necessary and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on site.

There will be a further opportunity for you to make formal representations to the planning authority once a planning application has been submitted and before a final decision on the proposal is made.

If you would like to be notified about the progress of this proposal please provide your email address and we’ll be in touch.


Results of the consultation will be published online. 

Last updated: 10/05/2018 10:13