Horizon Cremation are currently preparing a planning application to build a new, high-specification and environmentally advanced community crematorium in Hooton to serve the needs of families from across Hooton, Willaston, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Bromborough, Easton and beyond.
At present, there is no crematorium to serve the essential funeralcare needs of local people specifically within the key northern and populous areas of Cheshire West.
The nearest facility within the local authority boundary is the very busy Chester Crematorium to the south. Northwich (Royal Vale) Crematorium located to the far southeast of the borough is located at such a distance, that it is not practical or easily accessible for families and communities from the northern areas of Cheshire West.
Birkenhead (Landican) Crematorium, located towards the tip of the Wirral peninsula and operated by Wirral Council is also used by Cheshire West families, albeit to a lesser degree.
Both Chester and Landican Crematoriums are amongst the busiest crematoria in the UK.