Development Ongoing For New Crematorium In Charlton
People in Charlton looking to ensure their loved ones’ wishes to end up in cremation urns after their deaths will no longer have to travel far, as work is now currently underway for a new crematorium in the area.
The new facility will be owned and operated by Pure Crematorium, and will be capable of holding up to 80 mourners, a cremator hall, admin office, vestry, and, of course, a parking space on the real estate that used to hold the Charlton nursery site, on Hatherden Road.
The new site, to be named Charlton Park Crematorium, is set to open sometime in the Spring of 2019, in order to give the locals a chance to bid their duly departed a fond farewell, honor the wishes of the departed who wished to be interred in cremation urns, and to host unattended cremations.
Notably, Pure Cremation sent a planning application in March 2018 for the expansion of its operations, with an estimated number of 10,000 bodies expected to come in for cremations, but was turned down by the Test Valley Council on the grounds that it wasn’t an appropriate project for the countryside.
The Charlton Park Crematorium, however, was approved and Director and Co-Founder of Pure Cremation, Catherine Powell, says that this new facility, will, above all things, adhere to the requirements of the local community, provide options for residents and reducing troublesome travel time for those needing to cremate a deceased loved one.
According to the company, the development on the 11-acre real estate space have been planned in order to ensure that the protected trees would remain, and new boundary planting would be put up alongside the currently existing foliage to create a tranquil environment for funeral services.
Fareham’sAmiri Construction is currently employing for about 100 tradies and subcontractors in order to work on the construction of the Charlton Park Crematorium. Director Mark Vincent of AmiriConstruction, says that they are proud of getting the chance to work on this new development, which they expect will be an asset to the local Andover community. He says that his firm would work with Pure Cremation, noting that both of them understand the importance of working in a way that would be respectful of the community.