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An artisit's impression of the proposed Lelley Road crematorium

Holderness Labour has discussed the plan for a Crematorium on Lelley Road and is broadly supportive of the idea.

Steve Gallant, Labour’s candidate for South West Holderness, said:

“I went to the public consultation in Preston last year and discussed the plans with the developers and Council representatives. I think most people would welcome having a facility in the area instead of families having to go to Chants Ave or Willerby”

There are issues with the plan though. Mainly there is no plan to deal with the traffic this will cause Gallant says:

“Access to the Crematorium is straight off the Lelley Road, which has a 60 mph speed limit – hardly suitable for funeral cortege’s to make safe and dignified entry and exit from the site!

Also, if there are 60 or 70 funerals a week it will just add to the current traffic problems, particularly through Preston, but also Hedon.

No provision has been made to alleviate this at all”

Gallant continues:

“At the very least, a roundabout on the Lelley Road/Sproatley Road junction would deal with the speeding and access issue, which we are in favour of and should be built into the planned development costs. But this also adds to the arguments for a proper relief road for Hedon and Preston.

A link from Thorn Road to the east of Hedon and Preston could run up to Lelley Road, bypassing our narrow high streets.

I welcome the plan for the Crematorium, providing the traffic issues are resolved as part of the development”

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