Horizon Cremation has submitted a planning application to build a crematorium between Oxted and Godstone to serve the people who live in the district of Tandridge.
Tandridge, which is to the south of London, has no crematorium at the moment and most of the District’s population live outside a thirty-minute drive of an existing facility. Situated on the A25, the Horizon facility would give local people a modern alternative to the stretched crematoria at Leatherhead and Crawley, which are jointly the two most expensive crematoria in the country.
The building is designed to look like a cluster of traditional farm buildings and would be surrounded by extensive planting of native trees and a wildflower meadow, bringing wildlife back to what is currently grazing for horses.
Horizon held a successful consultation event on the proposal attended by around 150 people. 90 percent of those who filled in a questionnaire said a new crematorium is needed.
If the planning application is granted permission by Tandridge District Council, Horizon aims to have the new crematorium open in Spring 2022.