Decision details

Leeds Crematoria Improvement Works

Reference: D57269

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Brief Description

To install NOx filtration equipment to the mercury abated cremators at both Cottingley and Rawdon crematoria thereby reducing carbon emissions and to install mercury abated filtration including NOx filtration equipment to the existing cremators at Lawnswood Crematorium. To install a thermal heat storage system to the existing heat exchanger to heat ancillary buildings at Lawnswood.

Impact On Wards

Adel and Wharfedale, Allwoodley, Beeston and Holbeck.

Financial and procurement implications

Capital funding - £850k.

Partnership working

Leeds Parks and Countryside will take the lead role for the implementation of this specialist equipment.



The Director Communities Housing and Environment gave approval to inject £737k into capital programme (scheme no 33269/000) and incur expenditure to cover the proposed works.

The Director Communities Housing and Environment also gave approval under delegation for the implementation of mercury abatement filtration at Lawnswood Crematorium including ancillary development works across the council’s managed crematoria as detailed within the DCR report.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Various;


Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles.

Contact: Simon Frosdick 0113 3786002.

Publication date: 14/03/2024

Date of decision: 22/03/2024

Effective from: 03/04/2024

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