North Wiltshire Crematorium Now Open
IPS is pleased to see that North Wiltshire Crematorium in Royal Wootton Bassett has opened to the public this week.
IPS assisted the Crematoria Management Ltd’s project team achieving planning permission for this high-quality development. This included organising a local exhibition public consultation event to inform members of the public about the proposals. IPS has project managed the preparation of a robust planning application, fully addressing the environmental impacts of the proposals and ensured that the design of the proposals responded to the site’s rural location.
As part of the application, IPS demonstrated the need for the facility within the locality through the submission a of a Needs Assessment which highlighted considerable delays at the existing Kingsdown Crematorium near Swindon. The existing crematorium was therefore considered to be inadequate to serve the existing and future needs of the wider community and particularly the north Wiltshire area. The need for a new crematorium was clear for both quantitative and qualitative reasons and the new facility will provide a much-needed service in the area, allowing extra time for the bereaved to mourn with a maximum of 8 services per day.
The new crematorium is a state-of-the-art facility, set within a well-designed, maintained and attractive landscaped surrounding. IPS is proud to have assisted with the development of such a valuable community facility and is delighted with the quality and setting of the now completed and operating crematorium.