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crematory, crematorium

A building for the incineration of the human dead.
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The equipment has been installed at Emstrey and Telford Crematoria and Dignity, the operators of both facilities, has raised the funds through their charity partner, the British Heart Foundation.
In addition to the one in Loughborough, Dignity are planning on adding the equipment to 45 other crematoria across the UK.
The building of crematoria tends to be controversial, even if few can deny the need for them, especially as burial costs are prohibitively high for many families.
29 June 2016 - UK-based funeral related services provider Dignity plc has closed the acquisition of three freehold crematoria locations from Funeral Services Ltd., the company said.
It comes after Mercia Crematoria Developments, of Bucknell, Oxfordshire, yesterday withdrew proposals for a crematorium, landscaping, a car park and access on land west of Holywell Road, Rhuallt.
Wear Valley councillors have approved the crematorium at Coundon in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, after applicants Mercia Crematoria said that factors driving the demand for the new complex included the need to deal with larger than average coffins.
And larger people, who need a coffin wider than 35 inches, are being forced to relocate their funeral as far away as London or Belfast as the Midlands crematoria cannot accommodate their weight.
Previous applications by other companies, including a recent scheme in St Nicholas by Crematoria Management Ltd, had been refused planning permission partly because they were sited on high quality agricultural land.
Under new measures the Government aims to halve the amount of mercury released into the atmosphere by crematoria.
With increasing urbanization and population density, there is not enough open space to allow the traditional procedures, so crematoria are essential.