POLICY CCW16: BURIAL GROUNDS

Proposals for the provision of both traditional consecrated and green/woodland burial sites by either the local authority or private providers will be supported, provided that:
i. the conditions meet adopted national and local land use policies;
ii. it incorporates adequate off street parking; and
iii. there is no loss of amenity to neighbouring areas.

Purpose

To provide a new burial ground with the option of using Green Belt, common land, agricultural sites or AONB sites. Any proposal to use common land is likely to require specific consent under the Commons Act of 2006 as well as planning permission. The specific criteria used by this Neighbourhood Planning group were as follows:-
i. The site should not be in a residential area.
ii. The site should be vacant if possible.
iii. The land should be of poor quality and unusable for food production.

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