12 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Monaghan County Council has turned down an application to construct a human crematorium on a greenfield site near Broomfield outside Castleblayney. As reported in this newspaper last month, the proposed building was said to be the first of its type in Co. Monaghan and was planned on a four acre site adjacent to an already approved pet crematorium at Aghnafarcan.

That application was made in July last year by Olive Cunningham and was granted permission with certain conditions on 12th November 2019 by Monaghan County Council. It is not affected by the decision taken on Tuesday. The same applicant stated that the human crematorium would not generate traffic of a type or amount inappropriate for rural roads. It would provide “a unique and intimate service” with only one cremation at any given time. One of the main objections to the plan came from the Board of Management of St Brigid’s National School, Aghnafarcan, a two classroom…

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