East Riding
Bereavement Services

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is considering a proposal to build a crematorium in Holderness.


We aspire:

to create a beautiful tranquil place which reflects the Holderness landscape. A place where people of all ages feel at ease, somewhere which helps families and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones in a positive and hopefully enriching way.

Our story so far

Our story so far


We have identified a need for a new crematorium in the area because of the time it takes for people to travel to existing sites from Holderness and the impact this has on the bereaved when suffering from their loss and subsequently wishing to visit a crematorium where ashes have been laid.

A new crematorium, should the council go ahead with the proposal and subject to consultation and planning approvals, would also help the wider funeral and bereavement sector be more sustainable for the future. We will consider how we can help to address funeral poverty and the build will contain environmentally friendly features, through its design and the use of technology.

We have conducted significant research and established that this project offers substantial benefits to local residents, businesses and communities. It will provide a place for people to remember their loved ones local to where they live and will support the economy through the creation of jobs and trade for related businesses as well.

We will be fully consulting with local residents and businesses and hope that people will appreciate how much focus is being put into creating a much-needed facility with a sense of place at its heart. The site that is being considered should not have any detrimental impact on local communities; it will include the planting of new trees and will be sensitive to the nature of the site and the purpose it will be used for.

our priorities

We are confident that this project contributes to these goals:

Support local residents and businesses

Value our

Grow the local

Key stages

Spring 2020 Concept design and pre planning application
Summer 2020 Developed designs
Autumn 2020 Full Planning Application submitted
January 2021 If approved, Cabinet decision on funding
Spring 2021 If approved, tender process and contract awarded
Summer 2021 If contract agreed, build starts
Autumn 2022 Crematorium Opening

Have your say

A range of surveys and consultation events have been held to give people the opportunity to feedback on the concept design and there is still chance to give us your comments by emailing us at bereavementservices@eastriding.gov.uk