North East Wales

Northop crematorium plans rejected by Flintshire councillors

Oakenholt Lane and Mold Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The plans are for land between Kelsterton Lane and Oakenholt Lane

Plans for a crematorium in Flintshire have been rejected in a vote by councillors.

Developer Memoria Ltd wanted to build the facility between Kelsterton Lane and Oakenholt Lane, Northop, near Mold.

But it was refused at a meeting of Flintshire councillors on Thursday in a vote of 13 against and eight in favour.

An application to build a crematorium on another section of land at Northop was rejected last year after being put forward by a local funeral director.

Memoria's separate plans for a crematorium at St Asaph in Denbighshire have also been rejected.

The nearest crematoria serving Flintshire residents are in Colwyn Bay and Chester.

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