The Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee has signed an option agreement to purchase a piece of land to the north of Aylesbury on which a new crematorium for North Buckinghamshire could be built, subject to planning.
The site is in a mainly rural area off the A418 between the villages of Rowsham and Bierton.
Surveys of the land have started and will be followed by a pre-planning consultation during March 2014 to seek the views of local residents and their representatives on the proposed scheme. The consultation will include an exhibition and drop-in sessions on Thursday 13th March 2014 at the Jubilee Hall, Aylesbury Road, Bierton HP22 5DL from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. Letters with more details have been sent out to residents.
The Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee currently owns and operates the Chilterns Crematorium in Amersham, which opened in March 1966, on behalf of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and Wycombe District Councils.
It is anticipated that the Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee will put a planning application into Aylesbury Vale District Council in late Spring/early Summer 2014.