Nearly 80 percent of people are cremated these days, yet there is no crematorium in Cannock Chase. Mourners currently face a long drive to Stafford, Wolverhampton or Walsall crematoria, all of which are very busy.
Horizon wants to build a crematorium on the site of the former Bleak House coal mine just south of Five Ways Island. It would be next to a new cemetery planned by Cannock Chase Council and would share the same entrance on Norton Road.
Set behind a screen of trees, we want to build a modest one-storey building with a chapel for 90 people and 70 car parking spaces, plus an overspill parking area.
Ninety percent of the 12-acre site would be landscaped gardens, part of which would be formal, but would mostly be given over to trees and grassland to enhance habitats for wildlife. There would be areas for scattering ashes,
Horizon Cremation is aiming to build a new generation of crematorium and deliver high levels of care within attractive, modern, buildings.
Our first facility on the Clyde Coast sets the tone for our projects. Fitting into the local area, it is built of traditional materials and has been thoughtfully designed and carefully set in a beautiful landscape.