Central Arun Crematorium has been proposed, developed and designed to address the local demand need for a new crematorium. 

Landlink Estates’ philosophy is always to engage with the community to establish their thoughts and suggestions and by responding to these often practical and technical observations to improve the project development 



  • Cremations have steadily risen in popularity over burial since 1950’s (now over 70%)

  • The Office of National Statistics projects the numbers of deaths in the UK to keep increasing until 2083

  • Arun’s population is projected to increase by 54% to 2041 (England 11%)

  • Arun’s death rate is projected to increase to 33% by to 2041 (England 26%)


central arun crematorium location and site ANALYSIS



The buildings have been designed and arranged in a formation that respects their surroundings, natural landscape and character, and allows for dignified management of funeral services. 

The key influences have been:

Coastal Plain The open landscape sandwiched between the sea and the South Downs

Agricultural heritage The site is surrounded by communities which have developed and subsequently been shaped by agricultural industry over time. The adoption of long and low ‘barn style’  structures and forms has been a key design influence in arriving at the scale and arrangement of buildings

Focus on views and landscaping The aim has been to give the perception of the buildings nestling into the landscape through careful landscaping, including wild flower meadows and native tree lines as well as off site planting to create a peaceful and calm environment

Technology Modern technology means the flue can be integrated into the building and the tall chimney stack is a feature of the past



The crematorium has been designed as a secular building to cater for those of all faiths and religions or those of no faith. The accommodation is separated into four elements but focused on the ‘Chapel’

  • Chapel Seating for 100 people / 50+ standing / large picture window with views toward the protected landscape / the entrance is covered by a porte corchere  / floral tribute is linked to the chapel

  • Cremation Facilities Committal room / abatement equipment / plant and machinery / integrated flue into the building / latest generation technology to maximise air quality

  • Administration Staff management space and visitor accommodation

  • Vehicles Access to the site will be via a newly created improvement to the  existing turning junction of Grevatt’s Lane West on with the A259 providing a dedicated access to the Crematorium and to accommodate the slow moving final approach of the cortège


Information on the crematoriums operation

  • Weekday only services, no weekend operation

  • Core time services: 10:00am-3:30pm

  • 60 minutes service interval

  • Seating for 100 in the chapel, plus 50 standing

  • Traffic-off peak

  • Large parking area 100+ car parking spaces, divided between a main car park and overflow

  • Average mourners 30-40, average cars 14

  • Average occupancy of cars 2.5 mourners

  • 2-3 services a day in first years of operation (hourly services)

  • 4-5 services a day typical in established sites (hourly services)

  • Highly regulated emissions

  • Flue Gas Treatment Plant

  • Extremely low levels of smoke emissions, particulates, noise and no discernible odour



We would be delighted to hear from you.

Your thoughts, ideas and observations are invaluable to us and are often the best sources of practical and local knowledge that we can use to improve the design.

Please use the following email address to reach us:


A full public consultation event will be taking place on the 4th December at Yapton Village Hall from 4.00pm-8.00pm where our team will be happy to talk with you in more detail about the proposals for  the Central Arun Crematorium.

Yapton Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton, West Sussex BN18 0ET