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Plans submitted for new crematorium at Dowdallshill

Plans submitted for new crematorium at Dowdallshill

Plans for a new crematorium in Dundalk have been officially lodged with Louth County Council in recent days.

News of plans for the town’s first crematorium were first revealed in late August.

Up until now families looking to cremate their loved ones have had to travel to either Glasnevin in Dublin or Lakelands in Cavan.

Now Gerard Hughes has submitted a planning application for the development at a site at Dowdallshill on the Racecourse Road.

He is seeking a new vehicular entrance from the Racecourse Road to the site, including landscaping roads and parking infrastructure within the site and a single storey building with mezzanine containing the main accommodation (705sqm).

This building will consist of a crematorium facility accommodating two cremators and necessary support facilities such as cold rooms, plant spaces and staff welfare facilities. There would also be an administration area/offices and public facilities consisting of a public hall/ceremonial space, viewing area and toilet/baby change facilities.

The planning application is accompanied by a Natura Impact Statement.

A decision on the matter will be made by November 21st.

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