San Antonio council has gone into more detail about plans for a new cemetery and crematorium to be built near the Can Coix sports complex.
The project has been around for the last 10 years but was only given the go-ahead at last months council session even though some members of the coalition abstained during the vote citing a lack of details and costs.
The island currently has only one crematorium in Santa Eulalia and the existing cemetery in San Antonio isn’t big enough so the new installation will look to solve these challenges.
Not everyone is happy though with some residents concerned about building a crematorium so close to a sports centre and 2 junior schools while others are concerned about the moving of their loved ones from one cemetery to another.
Mayor Josep Tur hosted a public meeting yesterday and was unequivocal in his support for the project. “Society demands a place where they can cremate their loved ones, so when a new cemetery is built it is advisable to create a crematorium taking into account that there is no harm to anyone”.
On the question of emissions, funeral services consultant Pedro Valencia said people should “be calm because all crematories have to have approval from the health authorities. The regulations are increasingly demanding”.
Work is planned to start in late 2018 and completed within 18 months.