People are being invited to a second consultation event to look at updated plans for a woodland burial site and crematorium near Great Glen.
The exhibition at Great Glen Village Hall from 4.30pm to 8pm on Thursday (September 5) will feature new artists’ impressions of the proposed development as well as further details on the plans.
The scheme, for farmland off London Road south of the village, is being put forward by The Co-operative Group.
The consultation follows on from two similar events held in July.
Kate McClean, planning manager with The Co-operative Estates, said: “The first two consultations were well attended and we are using the feedback to help shape our proposals before we submit our plans to the council. We look forward to hearing more viewpoints.
“A range of people who manage our existing crematoria and woodland burial ground services will be available at the exhibition alongside myself and others involved in the project, so we will be able to answer any questions that people may have.”
The scheme has attracted criticism from some villagers, who say it is in the wrong location and that emissions from the site could cause harm.
The Co-operative Group says it is responding to Harborough District Council’s Local Plan, which has identified the need for burial sites within the district.
It says the need for additional crematoria and burial facilities across Leicestershire, particularly to serve the south of the county, has also been recognised as an important issue by Leicestershire County Council and surrounding district councils.
Anyone unable to attend Thursday’s consultation can contact The Co-operative by post:
Stoughton Estate, Great Glen
C/O Four Communications
20 St Thomas Street
London SE1 9BF