Rugby and Daventry crematorium
Rugby Borough Council and Daventry District Council are building a new cemetery and crematorium facility on the edge of Rugby. The project is being overseen by a Joint Committee of Councillors and officers from both councils. The facility is being built off Ashlawn Road, on the southern edge of Rugby.
A recent Rugby Borough Council study found that there was both a community need and a viable business case for a crematorium. The study showed that burial space in the borough will run out in the next three to five years, and that approximately 70 per cent of funerals are cremations. Attending a cremation at the nearest crematorium to Rugby or Daventry involves a 30 mile round trip.
A planning application for the site was submitted to Rugby Borough Council in September 2011. The application was approved by the council's Planning Committee on 26 September 2012, subject to conditions. Construction began in spring 2013 and the crematorium is due to open early in 2014.