A "ghoulish" proposal to use heat from cremations at a Cardiff crematorium to help warm its chapels is backed by many bereaved families, says the council.
Cardiff council is looking into using emissions produced during cremations at Thornhill Crematorium to heat the building.
The idea has been criticised as "disrespectful" to families who have lost loved ones.
A similar proposal is being considered in Worcestershire.
Cardiff council said a large majority of families who responded to questionnaires sent to them following funerals supported the idea.
However, a 62-year-old woman from Rhiwbina in Cardiff, who did not want to be named, said she went "utterly ballistic" when she received a questionnaire following the death of a cousin.
"I thought it was inappropriate to be asked this in the bereavement period. The actual concept is quite despicable. I'm really against this," she said.
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If they speak to the wider community they will realise that people think it's just unacceptable”
End Quote Jayne Cowan Cardiff councillor
"You go into the church and the thought that somebody's loved one was being burned and [generating] the heating you're experiencing is really, really ghoulish."
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Police called the resident, Serita Agnew, who told them she had not given anyone permission to go into her house or take her property.
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