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Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm
Received 07 June 2022
From Memoria Ltd
“I represent Memoria Ltd. We are the 3rd largest operator of crematoria in the UK and the owners and operators of Denbighshire crematorium and memorial park. Our site is based near St Asaph, Denbighshire and according to the plans sent to us as part of this consultation process, it appears that the applicant is looking to occupy our site in the construction of this project. Denbighshire Memorial Park and Crematorium is an important public service facility which is carrying out over 1,500 funeral services per annum. We also have over 100 memorials for departed local residents which are visited by bereaved families every day. The use associated with a crematorium is sensitive and requires a peaceful, tranquil environment to operate. The ground around the crematorium is consecrated given that cremated remains are buried across the site. Overall, we have in the region of 150,000 visitors every year. With all of this in mind, it is clear that the route planned for this project should be diverted away from this location. We provided this feedback to the developers during the pre-app process but we are dismayed to see that no adjustments have been made to this application. Given the importance to both the local and wider community, it is critical that our request for a diversion is discussed and actioned asap. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further. Best regards, Jamieson Hodgson Deputy CEO Memoria Ltd (Redacted)”